Ponniyin Selvan: Part 2 earns Rs 345 crores globally, sees big decline from PS1text_fields
Chennai: Mani Ratnam's much-anticipated film Ponniyin Selvan: Part II (PS2) has concluded its box office run. The film amassed an impressive total of Rs. 345 crores worldwide, with the domestic market contributing Rs. 215 crores and the international market adding Rs. 130 crores to the tally.
Despite being the fourth highest-grossing Tamil film globally, trailing behind 2.0, Ponniyin Selvan: Part I, and Vikram, it falls slightly below Endhiran in terms of Indian box office performance. In Tamil Nadu, PS2 secured the sixth position among the highest-grossing films of all time.
While the film's box office numbers are remarkable, it received a subdued response due to a significant decline in collections compared to its predecessor, PS1.
Looking beyond the comparison with its predecessor, Ponniyin Selvan: Part II remains a significant box office success. It has delivered exceptional numbers given the star cast and production costs involved.
In Tamil Nadu, the film amassed Rs. 140 crores, while Andhra Pradesh/Telangana contributed Rs. 14 crores. Karnataka witnessed earnings of Rs. 19.50 crores, followed by Kerala with Rs. 19 crores. The remaining regions of India generated Rs. 23 crores.
Internationally, Ponniyin Selvan: Part II garnered $5.35 million in North America, $2.95 million in the Middle East, $1.90 million in Malaysia, $1.25 million in Singapore, and $0.95 million in Australia/New Zealand. The film collected $1.25 million in the UK, $0.55 million in France, $1 million in Europe, and $0.55 million in the rest of the world.
In India, the sequel fell short by a third of the first part's earnings. Internationally, it reached only three-fourths of the previous installment. This decline in collections for film sequels is a common trend worldwide, particularly for those based on popular source material. However, in India, sequels often experience growth, attributed to factors such as inflation and expanding audiences over time.
In the case of Ponniyin Selvan, the first part had already achieved near-capacity success in its home state, leaving limited room for further growth. In North India and Andhra Pradesh/Telangana, the reception for the first part was mixed, resulting in a decline for the second part as well.