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  • Will Vijay Deverakonda’s ‘Liger’ cross 200 CR?

    It’s almost time for the widely awaited Vijay Deverakonda movie, “Liger.” The film will be released on August 25 in every South Indian language worldwide. The Hindi version will be made available on August 26.

    Vijay Deverakonda and his team have high hopes for the success of this film. Puri Jagannadh, the “Liger” director and brains behind its promotion, anticipated a blockbuster outcome even before the film’s premiere.

    The “Liger” producers turned down a sizable 200 crore OTT contract for a theater distribution because they believe that this film is best experienced in a theater. When news of this OTT offer first surfaced during the pandemic, Vijay Deverkonda projected that his film would gross over 200 crore at the box office. In a recent interview, the actor kept his word and stated that his count would begin at the 200 crore mark and not earlier.

    We understand why Vijay exudes such confidence. We have good advance reservations for the movie in Telugu-speaking states. It remains to be seen if “Liger” would surpass Vijay’s estimates of 200 crores at the box office.

    The “Liger” theatrical rights were worth Rs 90 crore. The movie is being shown in 3000 theaters worldwide. Given all the commercial factors, a big opening is projected for the film. To reach its 200 crore goal, Liger must earn at least 80 to 100 crore during the opening weekend in all south Indian languages. The majority of the income will come from Telugu. 

    Liger is anticipated to have a slow opening in the Hindi-speaking region, but if word-of-mouth is favourable, the movie will undoubtedly gain traction. In its debut weekend, the Hindi version of “Liger” needs to make at least 15-20 crore. The  numbers will increase if the Hindi audience responds well to this movie.

    Excellent bookings are being made overseas, particularly in North American markets. ‘Liger’ movie will almost probably hit the 2 million mark by the weekend if the buzz is strong. The film should earn at least 10-15 crores in its first weekend in overseas markets.

    If “Liger” is able to start its opening weekend with the aforementioned numbers, the second weekend hold and weekday performances will determine how well the rest of the business does. In conclusion, whether or not “Liger” surpasses the 200 crore barrier will depend on word of mouth and second week performances.

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