Mersal

Mersal
Budget
105 Cr
Gross
209 Cr
Worldwide Net

176 Cr

Domestic Net

111 Cr

Nbr of Screens
2,700
Director
Atlee
Producer
N. Ramasamy, Hema Rukmani, R. Mahendran, H. Murali
Music Director
A. R. Rahman
Cast
Vijay, Samantha, Nithya Menon, Kajal Aggarwal, S. J. Surya
Release Date
18-Oct-2017
Length
169 Minutes
Rated
U/A

Mersal - 12 Days Box Office Collection

Mersal managed to surpass the prestige 200 crore mark at the global box office over its second weekend. Vijay and Atlee join the south Indian “200 crore club” along with Baahubali 2, Baahubali 1, Enthiran, Kabali, and Shankar & Vikram’s “I”. Mersal finished its 12-day run with 138.48 crores in India with approximatley 104.48 crores from Tamil Nadu itself. The film grossed nearly $10.94M outside of India, a remarkable feat for a south Indian film.

Tamil Nadu Performance

  • Day 1 - 23.75 crores
  • 1st Weekend Total (5 Days) - 78 crores
  • First Week Total (7 Days) - 87.50 crores
  • 2nd Weekend Total (12 Days) - 104.48 crores
  • Total - 104.48 Crores
Mersal is officially the highest grossing Kollywood film in Tamil Nadu and is heading toward Baahubali 2’s Tamil version total in the state (135.30 crores). Vijay’s film has a cume total of 17.35 crores in Kerala after 12 days and is already the 3rd highest grossing non-malayalam film in the state. The movie will break-even for distributors by the end of the week. In Karnataka, Mersal is a clean success with Bangalore doing on par with Chennai City. It is already the 4th highest Tamil grosser and the 11th highest non-Kannada/Hindi grosser in the state. Distributors have been left with quite sustaining returns with Kerala being the only distinguishable territory yet to break-even. Mersal has so far earned a distributor share of over 75 crores in India already.

In the overseas markets, Mersal put up a massive figure of $10.94M (70.94 crores). It surpassed Vijay’s previous sucesss, Theri, to become the highest grossing Indian film in Sri Lanka. It also managed to gross over SGD$1.5M in Singapore only to be behind Enthiran, Kabali, and “I”. Mersal has so far grossed about $2.06M in the Middle East and $2.08M in Europe. Mersal has an approximate distributor share of 29.50 crores in the overseas market, already well ahead of its 25 crore overseas rights.

Extra Box Office Notes
  • Chennai City Gross - 10.88 Cr
  • 2nd film to gross over 20 crores in the Chengalpet Circuit.
  • Coimbatore Circuit Gross - 15.5 Cr+.
  • Overseas Gross - $5.32M.
  • Total Global Total - 209.42 Crores.
  • 12 Days Global Total in USD - $32.29M.
  • Domestic

    Region Amount in Cr
    Tamil Nadu 104.48
    Kerala 17.35
    Karnataka 12.75
    North India 2.40
    Andhra/TS (Tamil) 1.50
    Total 138.48

    Overseas

    Region Amount in Cr
    Malaysia 16.99
    USA 8.37
    UK 4.53
    UAE 8.54
    Qatar 2.14
    Bahrain 1.04
    Kuwait 0.92
    Oman 0.74
    Australia 2.47
    Canada 3.00
    Sri Lanka 5.01
    Singapore 7.35
    France 3.25
    Switzerland 2.55
    Germany 1.35
    Denmark 1.00
    South Africa 0.40
    Holland 0.30
    Norway 0.32
    New Zealand 0.17
    Rest of Europe 0.20
    Rest of the World 0.30
    Total 70.94

    Mersal - First Weekend Collection

    Mersal’s numbers continued to shock the trade grossing 157.07 crores in just five days. The movie holds the record for the biggest opening weekend in Tamil Nadu crossing Vedalam’s 46.70 crores (6 Days). It became the second biggest Tamil opener overseas grossing $8.19M including its overseas premiers on Tuesday. Mersal is already Vijay’s highest grosser in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, North India, Andhra/TS (Tamil), and the overseas market. Vijay and Atlee’s latest is already the 5th highest grossing Tamil film of all time and the 8th highest grossing South Indian film. Looking at its impressive opening and good word of mouth, Mersal is looking to chase over 200 crores worldwide and become the highest grossing film in Tamil Nadu.

    Tamil Nadu Day Wise Breakup

    • Day 1 - 23.75 crores
    • Day 2 - 18.25 crores
    • Day 3 - 12 crores
    • Day 4 - 11 crores
    • Day 5 - 13 crores
    • Total - 78 Crores
    Mersal went on to have the highest Kollywood opener in Kerala as well grossing 12.49 crores. Vijay’s film had a similar fate in Karnataka having a non-Rajini (For Tami films) record. The movie is already Vijay’s first film to gross over 10 crores in Karnataka. Mersal already recovered nearly 5 crore distributor share in the state. It is looking to break-even before the end of this week (5.5 Cr MG Rights). Mersal grossed 3.32 crore in the rest of India market with 2.20 crores from the north and the rest coming from the Tamil version in Andhra/TS. Again, it is already Vijay’s highest grosser in these territories. Mersal grossed a total of 103.91 crores in India in its Diwali weekend.

    In the overseas markets, Mersal put up a massive figure of $8.19M (53.16 crores). It had the biggest Indian opening in Sri Lanka and Malaysia. In Europe, it had the 2nd biggest opening for an Indian film (Outside of the UK) after the Lunch Box. Mersal surpassed Kabali to have the biggest opening weekend in the Middle East market when excluding the UAE. Other numbers held non-Rajini records (South Indian Films).

    Tamil Nadu Breakup
    • Chennai City - 6.84 Crores
    • Chengalpet Circuit - 16.00 Crores
    • Coimbatore Circuit - 11.50 Crores
    • Madurai Circuit - 10.31 Crores
    • North/South Arcot Circuit - 11.00 Crores
    • TT Circuit - 8.00 Crores
    • Salem Circuit - 9.45 Crores
    • TK Circuit - 4.90 Crores
    Total Tamil Nadu Approx. 78 Crores.

    Domestic

    Region Amount in Cr
    Tamil Nadu 78.00
    Kerala 12.49
    Karnataka 10.20
    North India 2.20
    Andhra/TS (Tamil) 1.02
    Total 103.91

    Overseas

    Region Amount in Cr
    Malaysia 11.12
    USA 7.14
    UK 3.11
    UAE 6.88
    Qatar 1.91
    Oman 0.61
    Rest of GCC 2.28
    Australia 2.07
    Canada 2.02
    Sri Lanka 3.40
    Singapore 5.05
    France 2.40
    Switzerland 1.90
    Germany 1.00
    Denmark 0.75
    South Africa 0.30
    Holland 0.25
    Norway 0.25
    New Zealand 0.14
    Rest of Europe 0.15
    Rest of the World 0.25
    Total 52.98

    Mersal - First Day Collection

    Mersal had a grand opening at the box office thanks to ticket price hikes and pre-release hype. The movie grossed 49.40 crores from overseas premiers and its first day. It is officially the 4th biggest south Indian opener of all time.

    Top South Indian Openers Worldwide (Gross)

    • Baahubali 2 - 197.8 crores
    • Kabali - 92 crores
    • Baahubali - 66 crores
    • Mersal - 49.40 crores
    • Khaidi No 150- 43.80 crores
    • I - 43 crores
    • Spyder - 38.60 crores
    • Lingaa - 38.30 crores
    • Sardaar Gabbar Singh - 37.13 crores
    • Katamarayudu - 35.30 crores
    • Jai Lava Kusa - 34.56 crores
    • Janatha Garage - 34.16 crores
    • Vivegam - 32.55 crores
    • Theri - 29.25 crores (With Delayed Telugu - 30.56 Cr)
    • Kaththi - 25 crores
    • Srimanthudu - 25 crores
    • Bairavaa - 23.80 crores (With Delayed Telugu - 24.28 Cr)
    • Nannaku Prematho - 24 crores
    • Vedalam - 23.70 crores (With Gulf - Not Known)
    • Enthiran grossed over 22 crores in India. Worldwide, including overseas premiers, remains unknown.
    Mersal grossed approximatley 23.75 crores in Tamil Nadu, the highest ever surpassing the record of Kabali (19 Crores). It went on to have the highest Kollywood opener in Kerala as well grossing 4.65 crores. It fell short of Baahubali 2’s record of 5.47 crores. Vijay’s film had a similar fate in Karnataka having a non-Rajini (For Tami films). When including Telugu films, it is the 8th highest ever. Mersal grossed nearly 1 crore in the rest of India market with 60 lacs from the north and the rest coming mostly from the Tamil version in Andhra/TS. Mersal grossed a total of 33.40 crores in India on its first day, the 4th highest for a South Indian film of all time and the 2nd highest for an Indian film this year.

    In the overseas markets, Mersal put up a mind boggling figure of $2.46M (16 crores). It had the biggest Indian opening in Sri Lanka. In Europe, it had the biggest opening for a South Indian film. Other numbers held non-Rajini numbers (South Indian Films).

    Tamil Nadu Breakup
    • Chennai City - 1.52 Crores
    • Chengalpet Circuit - 5.50 Crores
    • Coimbatore Circuit - 3.25 Crores
    • Madurai Circuit - 2.85 Crores
    • North/South Arcot Circuit - 3.63 Crores
    • TT Circuit - 2.40 Crores
    • Salem Circuit - 3.30 Crores
    • TK Circuit - 1.30 Crores
    Total Tamil Nadu Approx. 23.75 Crores.

    Domestic

    Region Amount in Cr
    Tamil Nadu 23.75
    Kerala 4.65
    Karnataka 4.10
    North India 0.60
    Andhra/TS (Tamil) 0.30
    Total 33.40

    Overseas

    Region Amount in Cr
    USA 3.11
    UAE 1.00
    UK 0.82
    Australia 0.68
    Qatar 0.60
    Oman 0.32
    Rest of GCC 0.87
    France 0.67
    Canada 0.55
    Rest of Europe 1.20
    Rest of the World 6.18
    Total 16.00