Valimai Box Office Collection Day 1: Ajith's Film Gets A Huge Opening
Valimai Box Office Collection Day 1: Ajith's Film Gets A Huge Opening

One of the most anticipated releases of 2022 Ajith starrer Valimai has finally made it to theatres and as expected it is off to a bumper opening. Delayed several times due to the pandemic, the high octane action-thriller finally saw the light of the day on Feb 24, 2022. As per the reports coming, Valimai has recorded the biggest opening of all time in Tamil Nadu beating Annaatthe.

Valimai first day collection: Highest of all time in Tamil Nadu

Valimai grossed around Rs 36.17 Crore in Tamil Nadu which is the highest of all time beating Rajinikanth’s Annaatthe (Rs 34.92 Crore) and Vijay’s Sarkar (Rs 32 Crore).

Valimai is released in Tamil with dubbed Telugu, Hindi and Kannada versions. In Andhra and Telangana, the first-day collection is around Rs 1.7 Crore gross. In Hindi belts, Ajith Kumar starrer has a limited release. Here’s a look at the first-day collection break-up of Valimai:

Kerala: Rs 1 Crore gross

Andhra/Telangana: Rs 1.7 Crore gross or 85 lakhs distributor share in Telugu version

Karnataka: Rs 4.1  Crore gross

Rest of India: Rs 1.2 Crore gross

Valimai Box Office Collection Day 1 (India): Rs 44.17 Crore gross

Singapore: Rs 1.13 Crore gross

USA: Rs 1.05 Crore gross

Rest of the World: Rs 3.7 Crore gross

Valimai Box Office Collection Day 1 (Worldwide): Rs 50.05 Crores  gross

Not only in India, but Thala Ajith’s action-thriller is also off a tremendous start in the USA. The movie earned $140,244 or Rs 1.05 Crore from 178 locations on its premiere which is the second-highest of all time for Ajith after Vivegam.

Valimai Budget

The total budget of the movie including the production, advertising and publicity costs is Rs 150 Crore.

Valimai pre-release business through theatrical rights

Ajith Kumar starrer grabbed more than Rs 100 Crore through pre-release theatrical rights. Here’s a break-up:

  • Tamil Nadu: Rs 67 Crore
  • Kerala: Rs 3 Crore
  • Karnataka: Rs 4.5 Crore
  • Andhra and Telangana: Rs 2.7 Crore
  • North India (Hindi): Rs 3 crore including dubbing rights
  • Overseas: Rs 21 Crore
  • Total Theatrical Business (Pre-release): Rs 101.2 Crore

Valimai box office economics

Apart from the pre-release theatrical business of Rs 101.2 Crore, Valimai had made Rs 55 Crore and Rs 65 Crore through satellite and digital streaming rights respectively. Zee Network has the digital and satellite rights of the movie.

  • Satellite Rights: Rs 55 Crore
  • Digital Streaming Rights: Rs 65 Crore
  • Total Non-Theatrical Business: Rs 120 Crore

So, the movie has earned Rs 221.2 Crore before releases through theatrical, satellite and digital rights.

Valimai should earn more than Rs 180 Crore to become a box office hit. Well, with the bumper opening, it should touch this number by the end of the first week.