Mersal box office: Thalapathy Vijay’s film enjoys terrific run in overseas territories with record-breaking figures – Bollywood Life

By on November 2, 2017

Apart from shattering many box office records at the domestic market (Chennai), Thalapathy Vijay’s Mersal is enjoying a terrific run in overseas territories with record-breaking figures. The film has already become Vijay’s biggest grosser in the international markets. In just twelve days, the movie has grossed $11.1 million (Rs. 71.8 crores) from just the foreign markets, making it the first non-Rajinikanth and non-Baahubali South Indian film to touch a whopping gross of over $10 million. (Also Read: Vijay’s Mersal takes one of the biggest openings for a South Indian film in the UAE market, rakes in Rs 7.87 crore over the first weekend)


Opening weekend Gross: MYR 8.96M ($2.117M)

12 days Gross: MYR 11.09M ($2.619M) – No other film except Rajinikanth’s Kabali has collected over MYR 11M in Malaysia.

In Sri Lanka, it has grossed over LKR 11.5 cr ($750K) making it the highest-grossing film ever. In Singapore, Mersal has grossed over SGD 1.5M, a feat which only belongs to three Tamil movies: Endhiran, Kabali and I.

Total Asia Estimated Gross excluding Gulf: $4.70M


Opening weekend Gross: AED 4.18M ($1.137M). It’s the fourth-best film at the UAE box-office after Kabali, I and Baahubali 2.

12 days Gross: AED 4.81M ($1.31M). So far, only Kabali, Baahubali 2 and I have done crossed the AED 5M mark in the lifetime gross.

Total Gulf Estimated Gross: $2.25M


Opening weekend gross: GBP352K (Rs. 3 crores). The opening numbers of Mersal outperformed Rajinikanth’s Kabali gross of GBP 295K.

12 days Gross: GBP 528K ($700K). In the UK, no other film except Rajinikanth’s Enthiran has grossed over GBP 500K lifetime.

Total UK Gross (12 days): $0.7M


Opening weekend Admissions: 20,187

Mersal surpassed Vijay’s previous record Theri (15,663) in France, where he enjoys a massive fan following.

12 days Total Admissions: 28,056. The film is expected to become the all-time best-performing outing by beating Enthiran’s record of 30,000 entries.

Total Europe/Africa Estimated Gross excluding UK: $1.27M


Opening Weekend Gross: $1.1M. In the USA, the film attained an incredible feat by crossing the $1M mark before the end of its second-week run.

12 days Gross: $1.29M

Total North America Estimated Gross: $1.78M


Opening Weekend Gross: A$406,622 ($312K)

The weekend numbers of Mersal are the third best in the country after Baahubali2 (A$514K) and Kabali (A$450K).

12 days Gross: A$484,956 ($372K). No other film except Kabali and Baahubali 2 has collected an A$500K lifetime in Australia and Mersal is on the brink of becoming the third film to do so.

Total AUS/NZ Gross: $0.4M

Total Overseas 12 days Gross: 11.1M USD

Now, the total 12-day overseas gross of Mersal at $11.1M is just behind lifetime overseas gross of Rajinikanth’s Kabali $15.6M and Endhiran $13.2M. By the end of its total run, Mersal has good potential to touch an estimated gross of $12M.

(Text by
Surendhar MK)

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