Khateja Qureshi | Published On: Oct, 25, 2022 | 07:35 AM
Sardar had an excellent Monday at the box office as it recorded the biggest day of its run yesterday. The collections saw a big growth of 40 percent in Tamil Nadu, collecting Rs. 7.25 crores approx, while other regions recorded similar numbers to Sunday. The all-India number went in double digits, taking its total to Rs. 31.25 crores approx. The big gains in Tamil Nadu came outside bigger cities which were held back in the first three days being the Pre-Diwali period. The holiday period will continue till Wednesday and there will be some holiday leftover on Thursday as well, which will keep collections high in these smaller centers.
Sardar is following the trajectory of another Karthi starrer Diwali release, Kaithi, which had a low start but thanks to glowing word of mouth made big gains over the festival weekend. Kaithi opened to Rs. 2.40 crores on its opening day, doubled to Rs. 5.40 crores on Diwali day, ending its first week at Rs. 26 crores. Here Sardar opened to Rs. 3.50 crores on Friday, also doubled on Diwali day to Rs. 7.25 crores. The first-week number is expected to be Rs. 33-35 crores in the state.
The film has also fared well in Telugu states with Rs. 8 crores approx, earning similar collections every day. Karnataka has done well at low levels as well.