Seema Raja starring Siva Karthikeyan and Samantha in the lead roles directed by Ponram hit the screens worldwide yesterday (September 13). Despite earning mixed to negative reviews, the film has made a thunderous start at the Box Office due to its strong advance booking. An official press release (See Below) from the makers states that the film has raked in Rs. 13.5 crore on its opening day in Tamil Nadu from 550 screens. It has minted Rs. 1.01 crore in Chennai Box Office.
Seema Raja marks Siva Karthikeyan’s career best opening in Tamil Nadu. The film has recorded the highest opening in 2018 beating the collections of Superstar Rajinikanth’s Kaala and Suriya starrer Thana Serntha Kootam (TSK) which hit the screens for Pongal.
Top 5 Opening Day Grossers of 2018
1. Seema Raja – Rs. 13.5 cr
2. Kaala – Rs. 12.05 cr
3. TSK – Rs. 7 cr
4. Vishwaroopam 2 – Rs. 6.15 cr (Limited release)
5. Tamil Padam 2 – Rs. 4.57 cr
In the Chennai Box Office, Seema Raja is Siva Karthikeyan’s first film to cross Rs. 1 crore mark on Day 1. It is the sixth Tamil film to have achieved this milestone which has been previously set by the likes of Rajinikanth, Ajith and Vijay.
Top Grossing Movies at Chennai Box Office (Day 1)
Kaala - Rs. 1.76cr
Mersal - Rs. 1.52cr
Vivegam - Rs. 1.21cr
Kabali - Rs. 1.12cr
Theri - Rs. 1.05cr
Seema Raja - Rs. 1.01cr
The film is expected to have a steady run at the Box Office over the weekend due to good advance booking. However Monday will be a crucial day for Seema Raja as it would determine the fate of the film over the coming days as it has opened to mixed reviews. Also, since Vikram starrer Saamy Square is hitting the screens on September 20, the first week business becomes pivotal for the trade.
Official Press Release from makers