Ponniyin Selvan 2, Mani Ratnam’s epic historical drama, has managed to have a strong hold at the global box office in its first week. According to trade insider Sacnilk, the film’s first week domestic collection has increased to Rs. 128.60 crore nett from Rs. 80 crore nett in the first weekend. That means the film has earned Rs. 48 crore nett in the last four days.
The original Tamil version made Rs. 100 crore nett out of Rs. 128.60 crore nett, followed by the Hindi dubbed version, which added Rs. 11.40 crore nett. The Telugu dubbed version earned Rs. 10.68 crore nett, while the Malayalam dubbed version earned Rs. 6.28 crore nett.
More than the domestic collection, the overseas box office collection has helped Mani Ratnam’s historical drama maintain a solid hold on the box office in its first week. The film has earned Rs. 140 crore in the overseas market, bringing its total worldwide collection to Rs. 268 crore.
Despite strong word of mouth, it appears that the film is making less and less money than the first installment. The first installment earned more than Rs. 325 crore in its first week.
Ponniyin Selvan: 2 tells the story of the early life of Arulmozhivarman (Ponniyin Selvan), who later became the Chola emperor Rajaraja I (947–1014). The film, which stars Chiyan Vikram, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Jayam Ravi, Karthi, Sobhita Dhulipala, Aishwarya Lekshmi, and Prakash Raj is based on Kalki Krishnamurthy’s 1955 historical fiction novel of the same name.