Master 1st day box office collection: Thalapathy Vijay starrer action-entertainer Master is off to an earth-shattering opening, collected around Rs 40 crore (Gross) on its opening day.
Bollywood and South film industry can take a sigh of relief. After a gap of 10 months, there are Housefull boards outside movie theatres thanks to Pongal release Master. Defying all odds, the action-entertainer starring Thalapathy Vijay is off to an earth-shattering opening at the box office. Master is the first big south Indian release since the opening of cinema halls in Oct 2020. As per the reports coming, the movie is off to a bumper opening despite COVID-19 restrictions. It has surpassed all expectations to post an exceptional opening day numbers. As per the reports, Master first day box office collection around Rs 40 crore (Gross).
Master opening day box office collection in Tamil Nadu
Master is one of the most awaited movies of 2021. It finally hits the big screens on Jan 13, 2021, 10 months after its scheduled release date (Apr 9, 2020). The advance booking opened in theatres across the country on Sunday. As expected, the fans went crazy and within no time most of the first-day shows in Tamil Nadu were booked. Same is the case in other south Indian states like Karnataka, Kerala and AP/TL.
As a result of superb advance booking, Master is off to a tremendous opening at the box office. In Tamil Nadu, the movie recorded 100% opening. Remember that theatres across the country are running with just 50% capacity due to Covid-19 restrictions. With all the restrictions and limitations in place, Master 1st day box office collection is around Rs 25 crore in Tamil Nadu. XB Film Creators, the production house behind Master, shared on Twitter, “25 crores + in less than 24 hours at the box office in Tamil Nadu.”
Vijay’s last three movies Sarkar (Rs 31+ crore), Bigil (Rs 25+ crore) and Mersal (Rs 24+ crore) got an earth-shattering opening in Tamil Nadu. Imagine what would have been the opening day numbers of Master in the normal conditions and 100% capacity.
First-day collection in other states
Not only in Tamil Nadu but the movie has performed exceptionally well in other states. In Kerala, Karnataka and Andhra, the movie exceeded expectations and post huge numbers on the first day of its release. In Karnataka, Kerala and AP/TL, the combined first-day collection of Master is around Rs 15 crore (Gross). Here is a look at the opening day estimates (Gross collection) in important states:
Tamil Nadu: 25 crore
Andhra Pradesh and Telangana: Rs 9.4 crore
Karnataka: Rs 4.3 crore
Kerala: Rs 2.1 crore
Rest of India: Rs 0.7 crore
Total: Rs 40 crore
These are exceptional numbers considering that theatres are allowed to open with just 50% occupancy. In the normal conditions, the first-day collection of Master movie could have easily crossed Rs 50 crore mark. The box office numbers may get affected in the coming days as the full movie has been leaked online for free download.
Master screen count
Master has a huge release in India on around 3800 screens. In Tamil Nadu, it is released on around 1000 screens. Even in Hindi belts, the movie has a big release on around 1200 screens. Master is Vijay’s biggest release till date surpassing his last movie, Bigil, which released on around 2800 screens in India.
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