Puli Box Office Opening:
Last few months have been very good for South industry. While Baahubali set the box office on fire and went on to become the biggest blockbuster ever in South Indian industry. Mahesh Babu's Srimanthudu went on to cross 150 crore worldwide. Maari and Kick 2 has also done well. All eyes are now on today's big release Puli. Let's check out Puli box office opening report on day 1.
Vijay starrer Puli was expected to release today in around 3000 screens. But unfortunately the film hit rock bottom when the early morning shows were cancelled. The overseas premier shows were also cancelled.
A source said that due to the Income Tax raid on the producers and financier of “Puli” on Thursday, they are yet get financial clearance to pay exhibitors.
“Due to the IT raid, the producers were not allowed to move funds to clear last minute payments. This could be one of the reasons why exhibitors did not get clearance to screen the film,” the source said. It was only after actor Vijay intervened and settled all the dues that the clearance was given to theatres by Qube.
The Tamil version of the film has opened in Tamil Nadu with a thunderous response at the box office some hours back. The occupancy is ranging from 70-75%. Obviously the controversy has led to lower occupancy otherwise it could have been much higher. The early trends suggest that Puli 1st day collection will be solid despite some shows were cancelled in the morning.
*Update: Puli is picking up the pace rapidly as the day is progressing. But it seems that a severe damage has already been done with the delay. The audience have also seem to be divided. Some are liking it while others are labeling it as a kids movies.
The early reports are mixed but still the film is expected to pick up the pace in evening and night shows as tomorrow is a holiday.
The Tamil and Hindi versions may not be released today. While it has got clearance to release in USA.
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