Singam 2 vs. Thuppakki Overseas Opening Weekend
Singam 2 performance has been exceptional in the US market and it has emerged one of the highest in the recent times. Singam 2 has been highly profitable venture for all the people in the trade. However, there are a number of inflated box office numbers peppered with superlatives thrown around by trade pundits in popular media. To puts things in perspective, here is a quick comparison of top 3 movies that released during the last year.
Singam - 2's Record Breaking Performance in the US Market
Due to long weekend in the US, Singam -2 got an extended 4 day collection which helped reach roughly $250,000 during the opening weekend. The collection is very close to the highest grosser among Suriya movies, 7aum Arivu, which collected $290,000 (including Canada and Telugu) during the opening weekend. When compared to Vishwaroopam, Singam-2 collected roughly around 1/3rd the amount. Relative to Thuppakki's 6-day opening weekend collection, Singam-2 is roughly $70,000 short. Yet, Singam-2 is expected to become Suriya's highest grosser in the USA market and most likely become the 6th highest grosser (close tie with Thuppaki and Nanban) of all time in the USA market.
Singam -2 wobbles in the UK market
However, the UK market has not been that exciting for Singam-2. Suriya's fan base in Europe and UK are not huge compared to the likes of Rajinikanth and Vijay. Singam-2 pulled in a very moderate box office collection of roughly GBP 65,800, which is significantly lower than Thuppakki, Mankatha, 7aum Arivu, Vishwaroopam, Maattrraan, Billa 2, and many others. Singam-2 is expected to do well during the 2nd weekend and bridge some of these collections.