Actor Dhanush’s recent outing Karnan is enjoying a phenomenal run at the box office in domestic and international markets. This Mari Selvaraj directorial has garnered an approximate gross of Rs 23 crore from its opening weekend in Tamil Nadu. The film achieved this feat with only 50 per cent occupancy in Tamil Nadu theatres. If the reports are to believed, Karnan is the biggest box office opener in Dhanush’s career. Great performances supported by strong content and positive word of mouth have helped the film to go from strength to strength at the ticket windows. This new leap by actor will give the much needed boost to Kollywood, which has been struggling to cope with the consequences of the coronavirus-induced lockdown.
Revealing the box office numbers for Karnan, entertainment industry tracker Sridhar Pillai tweeted on Monday, “#Karnan phenomenal weekend! Grosses a bumper ₹23 Cr (approx)-Apr 9-11 in #TN. Huge in these difficult times, especially after 50% capacity was introduced from day 2. Good Content+solid performances from@dhanushkraja @mari_selvaraj team & incredible marketing by @theVcreations.”