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Vijay attends "I" Success Bash | DC

Written By Chiyaan CVF on Friday, January 30, 2015 | 9:03 AM


With "I" entering the coveted ₨ 100 crore club, the film's lead actor Vikram and director Shankar threw a big bash at a star hotel where actor V‍ijay was also spotted. The trio was seen along with their respective families; the film's technical team was also present.

Vijay and Shankar were engaged in long conversation and the buzz is that they might collaborate on a future project. Everybody, including Vijay, was on the dance floor; and shook their legs to the peppy numbers being played for the special occasion.


Credits : Deccan Chronicle

"I" Chennai BOX OFFICE

Written By Chiyaan CVF on Thursday, January 29, 2015 | 8:37 AM


Ranking based on Chennai Box Office Collections from Jan 18th 2015 to Jan 24th 2015

Week : 2 - RANK 1
Total collections in Chennai : Rs. 6,88,20,095
Chennai city verdict: Grand Opening
No. Shows in Chennai (Weekend): 363
Collection in Chennai (Weekend): Rs. 1,50,36,070
No. Shows in Chennai (Weekdays): 536
Collection in Chennai (Weekdays): Rs. 1,53,98,032

'I' leads the pack again, by a huge margin. A likely blockbuster ?

I PREVIOUS WEEK RANKINGS

I - WEEK : 1 RANKING : 1
Jan 12th 2015 to Jan 18th 2015

No. Shows in Chennai (Weekend) : 531 

Collection in Chennai (Weekend) : Rs. 2,19,32,232
No. Shows in Chennai (Weekdays) : 400
Collection in Chennai (Weekdays) : Rs. 1,64,53,760

A massive opening greets 'I' at the Chennai box-office. The story is the same all over the world.

From January 2014's releases, the rankings will be based on box-office collections only from theaters in the Chennai City trade area: Theaters which fall under the Chennai City trade area are - Udhayam complex, Kamala complex, PVR Multiplex, Inox Multiplex Mylapore, Escape Cinemas, Sathyam Cinemas, Devi Cineplex, Shanti complex, Anna, Pilot, Woodlands complex, Casino, Albert complex, Abirami Mega Mall, Motcham complex, Sangam Cinemas, Ega Cinemas, Bharath, Maharani, Agasthya, IDream, AVM Rajeswari, Sri Brindha, S2 Perambur, Ganapathyram and MM Box office collection is calculated taking into account the number of shows and theater occupancy in theaters falling under the Chennai City trade area.


 These are details not shared by the producers, distributors or theater owners who cannot be held responsible for the collection figures listed. There might be variations from the exact collection details.


Credits : Behindwoods.com

Vikram and Vijay together at "I" Success Party






Nowadays, it just takes a day or two to celebrate success parties for films, but the team of 'I' took the time to bask in the glory and then have a private bash at a popular five star hotel. Specialty is, such high-profile celebrations are always low-key with very less frenzy.

Team 'I' had Vikram and Vijay coming together once again for this party, after the 'Kappal' music launch event. These two stalwarts are known for their off-screen friendship and tend to take it a little further by extending some favors for each other.

The lavish party has had Vikram's family, Vijay, Shankar's family and of course the team behind 'I'. Sources say, Vikram, Vijay, Shankar and all others had a ball of a time and exchanged lots of talks and fun moments.

All that we can say is, this is a well deserved success for team 'I'.

Vikram as Chief Guest in state level body-building contest

Written By Chiyaan CVF on Monday, January 26, 2015 | 8:00 AM

Vikram’s recent onscreen performance in the magnum-opus I directed by Shankar as a bodybuilder who aspired to earn Mr India title has resonated well with the audiences, especially the body-building fraternity. As a mark of respect for the actor’s hardwork and enviable performance, Vikram has been invited as chief guest for the state level Men’s Body-Building contest which is happening today at Kamarajar Arangam in Chennai.

The winner of the competition will get a lumpsum of Rs. 5 lakhs. The event will start from 9 AM and is expected to go on till noon. Vikram will present the winner the winning amount as cheque.


Credits : OnlyKollywood.com


'I' grabs the Number 1 spot

Written By Chiyaan CVF on Sunday, January 25, 2015 | 12:19 PM


'I' is well into the second week of its stupendous run at the box office and the film continues to smash records the world over. One such market where 'I' is at the very top is Australia where it has bested Enthiran, Sivaji and Kaththi to take the top spot among all Tamil movies.

At the end of the first week, 'I' grossed a reported 304,279 ASD (1.48 crores). The Tamil version of the movie is continuing in good number of locations in Australia in the 2nd week too.

The line 'Adhukkum Mela' sumps up these collection exploits aptly.


Credits : Behindwoods.com

"I" likely to release in nearly 5000 screens in China

Written By Chiyaan CVF on Saturday, January 24, 2015 | 9:23 AM


Vikram starrer I is getting ready for a big China release sometime during Chinese New Year. The film which released worldwide on Pongal day in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi has netted Rs 137 Crore in all three languages put together. Of course 75% of the collections has come from the Tamil original version.

I has been making waves ever since it started its shoot three years back. It was touted as India’s most expensive film with producer Aascar Ravichandran claiming it cost Rs 175 Crore. But director Shankar put it at a more realistic figure of around Rs 100 Crore. Nearly one third of I has been shot in China. It was the first Indian film to be shot extensively in Chinese locations for nearly 50 days. Earlier Akshay Kumar’s From Chandini Chowk to China was shot in China for a few days. Recently two Indian films Aamir Khan’s 3 Idiots (2009) and Dhoom 3(2013) were released in China.

These two films were lucky to get a China release after censorship restrictions and to get into 50 foreign films a year quota followed by the country. From early 1990’s China opened up to Hollywood and the government put in place restrictions that, even today, allow only 50 foreign films to be shown every year, a quota usually filled by Hollywood. Remember China is the biggest market for Hollywood films outside of US. Among the two 3 Idiots which released in China three years after its India release was a hit. In the first two weeks of its release the film raked in Rs. 11 crore at the Chinese box office, according to trade reports, a rare success.

The success of 3 Idiots made the state run China Film Group to bring Dhoom 3 to China. It released on July 25, 2014 and made $ 2.65 million in its first week, according to the Chinese box office and featured at number nine in China Top Ten for the week.

However Dhoom 3 was considered to be below average by the Chinese trade. Ananth Krishnan, The Hindu correspondent based in Beijing wrote: “The view in China, however, was that Dhoom-3 performance was underwhelming in comparison to usual China Film Group releases — which are backed by the government — and the performance of low budget domestic films that made more in a single day then Dhoom 3 did in a week.”

The trade buzz is that Dhoom 3 was not properly marketed in China, but there is a huge untapped Chinese film market for Indian mass films with romance and action. Says Ramji of Travel Masters, the leading south Indian film shoot tour operator in overseas markets: “I feel I has huge potential to work big in China, as nearly 35% of the film has been shot there and it has romance and action two key elements for Chinese mass market.” Ramji and his China associate Cheng Jiong Song are planning a big release of I in China.

Ramji had assisted Shankar and his I unit and made all arrangements in China during their shoot in the country. Ramji explains: “ I is the first Indian film which shot successfully for nearly 50 days in China. Now we have applied for a commercial release in China probably for Chinese New Year through official channels.” Ramji says the film will be edited to a shorter length (I running time is 3 hours 10 minutes) to suit the Chinese market and they are looking at a 5000 screen release. They are also planning a big China premiere of the film.

If I succeed at China box-office, it will pave way for more Bollywood and Kollywood action extravaganzas to get into the highly lucrative market. It comes at a time when the first Sino-India joint film production with Jackie Chan as hero is slated to go on the floors in the coming months. This will be the first co-production film venture between the two countries under the memorandum of understanding (MoU) on audio-visual cooperation signed during President Xi Jinping’s India visit . All this has given Indian movie houses renewed hope of penetrating the cash rich but challenging Chinese market.

Credits : FirstPost.com

'I' in the all-time Top 5 after just 6 days

Written By Chiyaan CVF on Thursday, January 22, 2015 | 10:53 PM

It's time now to look at the overseas performance of 'I' in the key markets of US and UK. The film is doing rousing business here too just like back home, and the stakeholders are much-pleased with the opening.

USA gross after the first 6 days in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi - reported to be 1.17 million USD (7.19 crores) (all-time Number 5). Superstar's movies like Enthiran, Lingaa, Sivaji and also Kamal's Vishwaroopam are higher than 'I' currently.

UK gross after the first 6 days in Tamil and Hindi - reported to be 275,576 pounds (2.56 crores). 'I' is currently at the all-time number 5 slot in UK, overtaking the likes of Lingaa already. It has higher spots in its sights indeed. Last year's highest grosser was Kaththi with around 333,522 pounds in the UK.

Stay tuned for more facts and figures.


Credits : Behindwoods.com

Amy Jackson about Vikram and "I": Pongal Special in KUNGUMAM

Amy Jackson about Chiyaan Vikram and movie "I" Pongal Special in KUNGUMAM Weekly Magazine






Vikram's 'I' Overpowers Aamir Khan's 'PK' at Overseas Market

Written By Chiyaan CVF on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 | 9:54 PM


Vikram's "I" has ruled the international box office in its opening weekend and has performed better than many leading Indian movies including Aamir Khan's blockbuster movie "PK".

A collage of "PK" and "I".PK Facebook Page/I Facebook Page The Shankar directorial has got a flying start at many international circuits. "I" has raked in $697,346 (₹4.3 crore), $293,411 (₹1.81 crore) and $10,373 (₹6.40 lakh) from the Tamil, Telugu and Hindi versions respectively at the US Box Office in the opening weekend from 222, 131 and 36 screens.

On the other end, "PK", in its fifth weekend, has earned $63,227 (₹39.08 lakh) from 31 screens. The total collection of Aamir Khan's movie here is $8,485,040 (₹52.36 crore)

New releases like Hindi movie "Tevar" and Tamil film "Aambala" did not perform up to the expected level. While the former raked in ₹1 crore, the Tamil flick made ₹1.47 lakh in the opening weekend at the US Box Office.

In the Canada box office, "I" dominated the screens by making $201,207 (₹1.24 crore) from 11 screens and "PK", which has made a total of $1,948,323 (₹12.02 crore) so far, collected $38,123 (₹23.56 lakh) in its fifth weekend from 12 screens. The Tamil movie performed brilliantly at the UK box office where it collected £258,764 (₹2.41 crore) from 57 screens.

Here, "PK" earned £41,650 (38.84 lakh) from 23 screens. The total collection of the Bollywood movie in this region is £115,244 (₹21.63 crore).

"I" has made A$ 247,751 (₹1.25 crore) from 18 screens at Australian box office and "PK" made A$ 2751 (1.39 lakh) from five screens. The total collection of the Aamir Khan's movie from this part of the worlds is A$ 2,108,655 (₹10.68 crore).

In New Zealand, "I" earned about NZ $ 29,862 (₹14.33 lakh) from five screens and "PK", which has made a total of NZ $ 568,336 (₹2.72 crore), earned NZ $ 4,235 (₹ 2.02 lakh) here.

However, Malaysia has become second biggest market for Vikram's "I" as the movie has made MYR 2,162,742 (₹3.74 crore) in its first weekend from 40 screens. The total collection of "PK" itself is MYR 229,507 (₹39.73 lakh). Last weekend, it made MYR 9,343 (₹1.61 lakh) from two screens.

Credits : Ibtimes.co.in

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