After ‘Bahubali – The Conclusion,’ the most recent big film to become a massive hit in Tamil Nadu was the 2019 film Viswasam, which has remained the highest-grossing film in Tamil Nadu to date. Now, with the release of ‘Beast,’ the film has set a new record for opening weekend gross with 27 crore net worth, exceeding the amount set by ‘Valimai,’ which was released a month ago.
The Hindi version of the film, titled ‘Raw,’ has grossed roughly 50 lakhs rupees. The film is striving to be a “pan India” film, and it is causing quite a stir. However, with the release of KGF 2, there is little reason to be optimistic. The film’s box office numbers are decent, but with the arrival of KGF 2, it’ll be interesting to see if ‘Beast’ can outperform it.
Thalapathy Vijay, who plays Beast, is one of Tamil Nadu’s biggest actors. His past films have all done well at the box office, so the record start was presumably expected.