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Jailer Box Office Collection Day 17: Rajinikanth Film Picks Up Pace After A Slow Week
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Jailer Box Office Collection Day 17: Rajinikanth Film Picks Up Pace After A Slow Week

Aug 28, 2023

Superstar Rajinikanth’s latest film Jailer, which released on August 10, has been creating waves at the box office. The film, directed by Nelson Dilipkumar, has crossed the Rs 300 crore mark in India on August 25, becoming the fastest Tamil film to achieve this feat in just two weeks. The film also features Tamannaah Bhatia, Vinayakan, Ramya Krishnan and Vasanth Ravi in pivotal roles.

Jailer: Domestic Box Office Collections On Day 17

According to reports, Jailer raked in Rs 5.50 crore in India on August 26, bringing the total to Rs 307.70 crore. The film has been receiving rave reviews from fans and critics alike for its dark comedy and action elements. Rajinikanth plays the role of retired police officer Tiger Muthuvel Pandian, who gets involved in a series of events that lead him to confront his past.

Jailer saw a slowdown in its box office collections in the last week. The film had a strong Sunday, August 20, with Rs 19.2 crore, but faced a 70 percent drop on Monday, August 21, earning only Rs 5.7 crore. The following days brought in even lower numbers, with Rs 4.7 crore, Rs 3.75 crore, Rs 3.05 crore, and Rs 3.4 crore on August 22, 23, 24, and 25, respectively. However, the film showed some signs of recovery on its third weekend, making Rs 5.50 crore on Saturday, August 26, as per early estimates.

Jailer Nears Rs 600 crore Mark Worldwide

Jailer is not only dominating the domestic box office, but also making a huge impact in the international markets. The film has so far grossed Rs 588.68 crore worldwide, and is expected to enter the Rs 600 crore club soon. The film has become the third Tamil film to cross the Rs 500 crore mark worldwide after 2.0 and Ponniyin Selvan: I.

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The film earned Rs 8.36 crore on Saturday, August 26, taking its global total to Rs 597.04 crore. The film has performed well in countries like Malaysia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, UAE and USA. The film also features cameo appearances by Mohanlal, Tamannah Bhatia, Shiva Rajkumar and Jackie Shroff.

Rajinikanth Clarifies Why He Touched CM Yogi Adityanath’s Feet

Rajinikanth, who was in Lucknow for his next film Annaatthe, had met and touched the feet of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath for the success of Jailer. The actor met the CM on August 24 and watched the film with him. He also visited Ayodhya on August 27 and said that his ‘long-cherished dream has come true’. However fans were not happy with the superstar touching a political leader’s feet to which the superstar replied and clarified.

“I met various political leaders. It was just a courtesy meet. There is nothing more than that. It is my habit to touch the feet of Yogis or Sanyasis and take their blessings, even if they are younger to me, I have done that only,” Rajinikanth was quoted as saying by news agency ANI. He added, “I want to thank people of Tamil Nadu and rest of the world for making Jailer a huge success.”

Jailer is produced by Sun Pictures and has music composed by Anirudh Ravichander. The film is expected to continue its strong run at the box office in the coming days.

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