Thalapathy Vijay's Mersal has been making waves at the national as well as the international box office. The movie is all set to join the prestigious Rs 250 crore club at worldwide box office, becoming the 5th South Indian film to cross this mark after Enthiran, Baahubali 1, Kabali and Baahubali 2.
The movie earned Rs 43.50 crore on its opening day and reportedly got a 95% occupancy in theatres. It went on to gross Rs 100 crore in three days.
Despite facing some hurdles as it got caught up in a controversy after the Tamil Nadu unit of the BJP demanded the removal of certain dialogues which criticised the Goods and Services Tax (GST) and digital India, the film has been a major box office success.
The Atlee film has done well not only in India but across the globe.The film performed exceptionally well overseas, especially in North America. Even in countries like France and Australia, Mersal has garnered very good numbers. It has surpassed records held by Vishwaroopam in the US, Kabali in the UK and is very close to breaking Enthiran's record in Malaysia.
Following the phenomenal response, the movie got additional shows on the main screen of world-famous theatre Grand Rex, which is the largest cinema theatre in Europe and has a capacity of 2800 seats.
Mersal, scripted by Baahubali writer Vijayendra Prasad and directed by Atlee Kumar starring Vijay in triple roles, has Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Nithya Menen and Kajal Agarwal playing the female leads. The film has been directed by Atlee and produced by N Ramasamy, Hema Rukmani, R Mahendran and H Murali under the banner Thenandal Studio Limited. AR Rahman has composed music for this flick with GK Vishnu cranking the camera and Ruben editing it.