Karthi's Kaashmora (Kashmora) posted a better collection that Dhanush's Kodi worldwide box office in the first weekend and completed the global collection table for films in southern India this Diwali season.
Kaashmora and Kodi are the most anticipated Tamil films and the most anticipated movies of 2016. The two, also dubbed into Telugu, have had a huge amount of hype and promotion before their release. Trade Pandits in Kollywood kept their fingers crossed on which of the two would lead the box office chart during the Diwali weekend.
Movies of Karthi and Dhanush began Friday in Tamil Nadu and the powerful word-of-mouth has helped them to see good growth Saturday and Sunday. But he had an advantage over the first box office. Kodi and Kaashmora collected Rs 15 crore and 12.50 crore respectively in TN box office in the first weekend.
Kaashmora also made the brilliant collection in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka and Kerala. The film has collected around Rs 11.10 crore gross in these regions in the first weekend. On the other hand, the activity of Dhanush film is not up expected in these areas. Kodi is estimated to have raised more than Rs 6.5 crore in these regions in its opening weekend.
Kaashmora also collected Rs 8 crore at the box office overseas in the first weekend. Rs 8 lakh in France, Rs 8 lakh in France, Rs 8 lakh in France, Rs 6 lakh in France, Rs 8 lakh in France, Rs 8 lakh in France, Rs 2 lakh in New Zealand and Rs 2.75 crore in other international markets.
The Dhanush-starrer has also done good business in international markets, but failed to beat Kaashmora. Kodi has collected about Rs 4.5 crore gross box office overseas in the first weekend. Rs 62 lakh in the UAE, Rs 12 lakh in France, Rs 65 lakh in Malaysia, Rs 23 lakh and Rs 2.25 in Australia crore in other international markets.
Kaashmora is estimated to have collected about Rs 31.60 crore at the worldwide box office in the first weekend. Moreover, Kodi reported over 26.50 crore at the worldwide box office in its opening weekend. The two Tamil films have raked about Rs 58.1 crore gross in three days.