Thalaivi started off at a very dismal number at box office, one of the major reasons being its lesser screen count since major multiplex chains like PVR Cinemas, INOX Leisure Ltd and Cinepolis refused to screen the Hindi version of the film in North India.
On its opening day, the film collected merely 1.25 crore, including Hindi version that collected only 20 lacs nett. Majority of collections are from Tamil Nadu, around 80 lacs nett.
But as per the reports, word of mouth for the film picked up and the film jumped on Saturday, but the opening number is so low that it won’t do anything big to the film’s fate at box office. Two day total stands at 3.05 cr nett.
Day 1, Friday: 1.25 cr nett
Day 2, Saturday: 1.80 cr nett
Total: 3.05 cr nett
The film is expected to do close 2.5 cr nett on Sunday, taking the weekend total to 5.5 cr nett, which is not a good number for a film of this scale and buzz.