Jailer box office: Rajinikanth's film is unstoppable, earns Rs 500 crore worldwide
Superstar Rajinikanth's Jailer emerged as a big winner at the box office. The film which marked the on-screen comeback of the veteran actor after a two-year gap, has gotten a thunderous response from the audience worldwide. Within 10 days of its release, Rajinikanth's action film has grossed Rs 500 crore (Rs 5 billion) worldwide. Talking specifically about India, the film has collected around Rs 245.9 crore, as per box office tracker Sacnilk.
As per trade analyst Manobala Vijayabalan, the film has crossed the big milestone of Rs 500 crore (Rs 5 billion) worldwide. With this, the film has become Rajinikanth's second and the third Tamil film to enter the coveted club after Akshay Kumar and Rajinikanth's 2.0 and Mani Ratnam's Ponniyin Selvan: I.
Jailer has achieved the mark despite the tough competition from Sunny Deol's Gadar 2 and Akshay Kumar's OMG 2. Both films are garnering whooping numbers at the box office.
Rajinikanth met Yogi Adityanath.
On Saturday, Rajinikanth met the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath at his residence in Lucknow. The actor was in the city for the screening of his film Jailer.
The video of Rajinikanth arriving at Yogi's residence and touching his feet has gone viral.
Jailer, which was released in theatres worldwide on August 10, marks the first collaboration between director Nelson Dilipkumar and Thalaiva. In the movie, Rajinikanth plays the role of a jailer named Muthuvel Pandian, aka Tiger. The film also stars veteran actors Mohanlal, Jackie Shroff, Priyanka Mohan, Shiva Rajkumar, Tamannaah Bhatia, Ramya Krishnan, Yogi Babu, Vasanth Ravi, and Vinayakan.