Sura Box Office – Tamil Movie Fans Spit on Vijay

Important Note: We’ve updated the Sura box office numbers to reflect the higher figures reported by New York Times.

First, it was Vijay who spat on Tamil fans with his crap-show Sura.

Then, it was the turn of movie critics who spat on the trashy film.

Now, moviegoers have joined the critics in spitting on Vijay’s latest crapshow Sura.

Depressing Numbers
The UK box office numbers for Sura are out.

And if we were Vijay, we’d be heading to the Cooum to drown ourselves.

For the April 30-May 2 opening weekend, Sura’s total gross was £50,537  while the average gross amounted to £7, 219 (Source: New York Times).

That’s a few thousand pounds more than Vijay’s previous movie Vettaikaran.

Here’s how Sura has fared at the UK box office compared to a few prominent Tamil films:

Sura Box Office Report

Related Stories:
Movie Critics Spit on Vijay’s Sura
Sura Review – Colossus of Nonsense
Vettaikaran Review – Punnaku Pandi & the Dysentery Before Sura
Thirupaachi Review – Punnaku Pandi and the Capture of Bin Laden
Madurey Review – Punnaku Pandi and the ‘Negro Problem’
Sivakasi Review – Punnaku Pandi and the art of Nonsense
Kuruvi Review – Nonstop Nonsense
Villu Review – Revoltingly Bad

30 Responses to "Sura Box Office – Tamil Movie Fans Spit on Vijay"

  1. prasadhbk   May 4, 2010 at 1:09 pm

    This time average gross seems to be better. The distributors has limited in screening to get the profit.

    Hope his bodyguard remake will assure distributors to release in more screens.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    1. For one-time big, now small stars like Vijay, Total Gross is also important.

    Very important.

    2. You write: The distributors has limited in screening to get the profit.

    Doesn’t wider release mean more people get a chance to watch the film?

    • trishna147   May 6, 2010 at 5:37 am

      exactly, why did sura only open to 7 theatres?
      is it because of the loses they’ve previously encountered with Pichaikaran/Vettaikaran??

      SearchIndia.com Responds:

      You Write Above: exactly, why did sura only open to 7 theatres?

      Now, now if you ask such sensible questions, the bozos will start blaming it on Iron Man 2 and Robert Downey Jr for the lack of more theaters. 😉

      • trishna147   May 6, 2010 at 11:04 am

        LOL
        last time, i asked someone why Vettaikaran had such a below average run, and they (those dimwits) said that it was because Vettaikaran released at the same time as Avatar!!!

        So before they blamed James Cameron, now they are blaming Robert Downey Jr…

        SearchIndia.com Responds:

        Our White House sources confirm that the Taliban too played a key role in sinking the leaking Sura boat.

        But since it’s classified info that can put the state of our planet in peril, we can’t disclose the details. 😉

      • Rock   May 7, 2010 at 1:58 pm

        Hi

        50,000 in 7 theatres and average is 7,219…and comments come as very poor collection lol…

        And who is that Iron Man 2? I think it did not bring any waves in tamilnadu or india….

        I think 50000 in 7 theatres is not bad compared with any films on the list….

        Iron Man 2 is doing badly in Tamilnadu because Vijay screwed Robert Downey Jr ? he he

        Rajarajan lol…..We are talking abt Rajni, Kamal, Vijay… not about chickens like Sombu, Tharuthala…..

        Iron Man 2 is an English film, collections says that 521 Theaters average is 14000

        Sura a Tamil Film, small part of India collects 7000 as an average in 7 Screens

        Its funny……..:)

        If u compare Iron Man and Sura in Tamilnadu …oh god u wud hang urself…. bcoz Iron Man is worse than Rettaisuzhi….but better than Asal in 1 week….

        By the way i heard that ” Vettaikaran is throwing his Villu on Iron Man 2 on UK box office is that true? ” I can see the reports say so….Resolve this issue pls….

        SearchIndia.com Responds:

        1. You write: I think 50000 in 7 theatres is not bad compared with any films on the list….

        By Vijay standards? Maybe.

        2. You write: Iron Man 2 is an English film, collections says that 521 Theaters average is 14000

        Iron Man 2 opening weekend gross in the UK from 521 theatres is £7.67 million. More than 150-times that of Sura. Source: UK Film Council

      • Rock   May 7, 2010 at 2:10 pm

        Hi

        I cant find Villu Collection Report….Did u missed that? or u dont want to put that on the Top List? lol

        Villu 13 (Theaters) £101,349 (Total) £7,796 (Average)

        Anyway we need Exact Reports for every film….hehe

        SearchIndia.com Responds:

        We didn’t put up Villu BO numbers because we didn’t get the full numbers from UK Film Council.

        If we remember right, Villu released on Jan 10 or 11 in the U.S. and in the UK.

        But the UK Film Council provided BO numbers only for the 16 – 18 January 2009 weekend.

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        Related Stories:
        Movie Critics Spit on Vijay’s Sura
        Sura Review – Colossus of Nonsense
        Vettaikaran Review – Punnaku Pandi & the Dysentery Before Sura
        Thirupaachi Review – Punnaku Pandi and the Capture of Bin Laden
        Madurey Review – Punnaku Pandi and the ‘Negro Problem’
        Sivakasi Review – Punnaku Pandi and the art of Nonsense
        Kuruvi Review – Nonstop Nonsense
        Villu Review – Revoltingly Bad

  2. prasadhbk   May 4, 2010 at 2:19 pm

    May be Iron Man 2 got all the wider release last weekend in UK..

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Ha ha ha.

    Sura did badly because Robert Downey Jr screwed Vijay?

    Think of a better excuse next time. 😉

  3. prasadhbk   May 4, 2010 at 4:08 pm

    Yes exactly the same way as Sun Pictures screwing other Tamil films in Tamilnadu

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    The only hope is for Jayalalitha to come to power and cut Sun’s wings.

  4. Rajarajan   May 5, 2010 at 12:23 am

    The Tamil Nadu numbers says this.
    this is the worst opening for vijay in the recent years, the opening weekend collection is far lesser than Ajith’s Asal (which is again is an abomination). despite the heavy marketing by sun pictures and vijay’s 50th film tag the movie couldn’t garner enough attention even in its opening weekend. seems like even vijay fans have lost faith in him.

    No. Days Completed: 3
    No. Shows in Chennai over this weekend: 275
    Average Theatre Occupancy over this weekend: 88%
    Collection over this weekend in Chennai: Rs. 71,51,083

    Source:
    http://www.behindwoods.com/tamil-movies-slide-shows/movie-4/top-ten-movies/tamil-cinema-topten-movie-sura.html

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    1. You write: the opening weekend collection is far lesser than Ajith’s Asal

    No, you are wrong.

    Sura did better than Asal in the opening weekend.

    Here are the Asal numbers.

    No. Days Completed: 3
    No. Shows in Chennai over this weekend: 211
    Average Theatre Occupancy over this weekend: 92%
    Collection over this weekend in Chennai: Rs. 62,53,908

    Source: http://www.behindwoods.com/tamil-movies-slide-shows/movie-4/top-ten-movies-feb-08/tamil-cinema-topten-movie-asal.html

    Since when did 71.5 lakh become ‘far lesser than’ than 62.53 lakh?

    Get your facts right.

    2. But we’re sure Sura will run for 150-days in Tamil Nadu and there will be a grand celebration to mark the occasion.

  5. Twig   May 5, 2010 at 1:37 am

    An ode to your favorite author : http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,1984685_1984940_1985518,00.html

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Now you know why Time magazine annual subscription rates have fallen to $20 (56 issues). Source: http://www.amazon.com/TIME-1-year/dp/B00007BK3L

    Now you know why Time magazine circulation numbers are falling. Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Time_%28magazine%29#Circulation

  6. thalapathy   May 5, 2010 at 3:34 am

    I don’t agree with ur comments on Sura box office results in U.K because in ur previous comparison u always take average gross as a base to compare the results but this time u give importants (sic) to total gross in the opening weekend. So whats ur point?

    And i think Sura has reasonly done well in Uk box office in opening weekend because its the 2nd best average gross in all recent tamil film.. Further when it takes to 2010 release Sura is the first rank in both Total gross and Average gross thats higher than Asal,Paiyaa and Vinnai thandi varuvayaa…..

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    1. We’ve given importants (sic) to total gross too because, as we said earlier, for big stars like Vijay, both total gross and average gross are important.

    2. BTW, we’ve updated the Sura box office numbers to reflect the higher figures reported by New York Times.

  7. prasadhbk   May 5, 2010 at 3:47 am

    Some miracles should happen for Jayalaitha to come to power as this point of time. Like Vijay kanth, Rajni and Vijay joining alias with Amma……to beat family domination

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    1. Tamil Nadu is doomed if Loose Paiya and his family are not leashed. 🙁

    2. You write: Some miracles should happen for Jayalaitha to come to power as this point of time

    Will it help if Vijay takes the plunge into politics? 😉

  8. Twig   May 5, 2010 at 4:45 am

    If you can’t see that one, here is the link http://goo.gl/Qrkf

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Devuda, why do you persist in torturing us.

  9. trishna147   May 5, 2010 at 10:05 am

    either way, the fact that vijay’s 50th film did worse than Kanthaswamy, Aadhavan and his own Kuruvi just shows how much crap his films has become…
    and also, even in India the opening gross wasnt great (that is for a Vijay film)…While vettaikaran got something like 89lakhs, sura only got 71 lakhs, which is appaling for his own standard..

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Not to worry…let’s all get decked up for the 150th-day grand celebration.

    BTW, we watched Argentine film El Secreto de Sus Ojos (The Secret in Their Eyes) yesterday (won the Best Foreign Film Oscar this year). Review coming later today.

    • trishna147   May 5, 2010 at 10:26 am

      who the hell cares about how many days a film runs for?

      apparently even Villu ran for 100 days!

      oh what the world has become…or should i say, oh what has Tamil Nadu become…

      btw, just watched the trailer of The Secret in Their Eyes…looks like the ideal film for this friday night…

      also, just watched Ravana and Rakta Charitra Trailer. Both typical stuff i would expect from Mani Ratnam and RGV (ie, one is weird and the other one has excessive violence).But they were interesting nevertheless.

      and i heard you saying once that you were a great Tami scholar ;), then could you possibly tell me what ‘Raththam Charitiram’ means (tamil version of Rakta Charitra)? i guess raththam means blood, but yh, i dont really know…

      SearchIndia.com Responds:

      1. Didn’t realize El Secreto de Sus Ojos (The Secret in Their Eyes) was still playing in your country. Must be the Oscar effect.

      2. You write: and i heard you saying once that you were a great Tami scholar

      Did we say we were a Tamil Pulavar or Tamil Po*lavar. They mean two different things. 😉

      In the context of the movie, Raktha Charitram would mean Bloody Saga, a reference to the violence and bloodshed marking the life of Paritala Ravi (the principal protagonist of the film).

  10. SRINIVAS   May 5, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    vijay speak ….about his next movie ..Bodyguard

    “First and foremost let me tell you assure you that the title of the film is not Kavalkaran as reported. We are yet to title the film. I saw the original and liked it. It has a different script not following the beaten track of my formula films. Small changes have been made by director Siddique but we have not tampered with the basic story”

    http://sify.com/movies/tamil/fullstory.php?id=14940513

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Vijay has proved that he doesn’t give a flying f*ck for movie fans.

    All he cares about is his entree into politics.

    With each film, he touches a new low.

    Our makkal are, of course, idiots but not blithering idiots that they can’t figure out Vijay is taking them for a ride.

    Kaavalkaran, Meesaikaran, Pichaikaran, Vellaikaran, Kuppaikaran….. 🙁

    No wonder despite making 1,000 films, nobody (except desis that is) takes our movies seriously. All junk.

    • 1012900   May 17, 2010 at 12:45 pm

      You can add Paithiyakaran too to that list.

      That would be a more appropriate title for a Vijay movie.

      SearchIndia.com Responds:

      Now, don’t give that bozo ideas.

      His next movie will feature a song called Thanjavur Jillakari Panruti Paithiyakaran. 😉

  11. SRINIVAS   May 5, 2010 at 12:29 pm

    review for the malayalam original movie – Bodyguard

    http://www.nowrunning.com/movie/6217/malayalam/bodyguard/review.htm

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Read the piece.

    Depressing.

  12. yourmate   May 6, 2010 at 12:51 am

    “Some miracles should happen for Jayalaitha to come to power as this point of time. Like Vijay kanth, Rajni and Vijay joining alias with Amma……to beat family domination”

    Too early to comment on election outcome. Everyone thought Kalaignar would sweep 2001 elections, but Amma won it hands down, similarly before 2006 elections everyone were rooting for Amma, but Kalaignar became the CM. So who knows what is in store for 2011, but if you see the trend in Tamil Nadu, after MGR no ruling party was able to win the next term. Anyway time will answer this question.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    The DMK family has amassed too much power and pelf, both inimical to the democratic principles of governance.

    Also, Azhagiri and Kanimozhi are undeserving of their positions.

  13. SRINIVAS   May 6, 2010 at 12:11 pm

    karuna is slowly and steadily leading TN to a economic disaster …..the state is constantly slipping on all economic / social indicators compared to other states ………and also his own previous stint’s……..of governance ……….which was quite good …. despite all his shortcomings he was known for his relatively good governance in terms of creating infrastructure , education and jobs …….

    He is making up for his poor performance by giving subsidies and freebies of all sorts ……….bribing people to win elections ……….a new low for this goonda party …………instead of addressing the real issues ……..considering that he has been lucky to win for a second time (which he does not deserve) ………

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    The alternative (AIADMK) in Tamil Nadu is not much better and can only be considered the lesser evil.

    In our not-so-humble opinion, South India is completely f*cked.

    Tamil Nadu has become an absolute monarchy ruled by a debilitated loose paiya and his ugly brats, Karnataka is a dysfunctional anarchy and has not had a decent leader since Devaraj Urs, Andhra Pradesh a lawless lunacy under constant threat from Naxalites.

    Kerala (with the exception of Mamooty) and Pondicherry (with the exception of our favorite bars) are irrelevant.

    Mera Dakshin Bharat Mahan.

  14. STG   May 6, 2010 at 1:47 pm

    karuna is

    I guess his intent was to fix the typo he made in the previous comment (karuna “his”), if i am not wrong

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    You are right. Fixed it and deleted the other comment.

    BTW, is Iron Man 2 releasing in your country/city tomorrow?

    • STG   May 6, 2010 at 3:06 pm

      Iron Man 2 doesnt have any buzz down here in Chennai.

      However another film with ~similar name Irumbu Kottai Murattu Singam (Iron Castle’s Adamant Lion) which is releasing tomorrow has lot of buzz due to the director Simbudevan’s previous ventures (Imsai Arasan 23aam Pulikesi and Arai en 305-il kadavul both from acclaimed Sankar’s S Pictures production house) proved to be popular among kids. This film which is targeted mainly at kids claims itself as vacation treat.

      As I already got enough migraine by watching Rettaisuzhi next day of its release, iam not planning to watch this film until the reviews are out.

      SearchIndia.com Responds:

      Thanks.

      Irumbu Kottai Murattu Singam is releasing here too tomorrow…will most likely skip it.

      • STG   May 6, 2010 at 4:04 pm

        Skip it? thats bad.

        Now I have to rely on other (unreliable) sources…hmmm

        btw you too seem to take some bold decision sometimes… 😉

        SearchIndia.com Responds:

        We might see Michael Caine’s new movie Harry Brown this weekend (if possible).

  15. shiva84   May 6, 2010 at 11:05 pm

    Offtopic – Watched this video, would like to share with your readers.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B1F7NUhXzdo

  16. logu   May 7, 2010 at 10:33 pm

    @SI: But we’re sure Sura will run for 150-days in Tamil Nadu and there will be a grand celebration to mark the occasion.

    Never… cos i had seen one die-hard-fan of Vijay who went mad after seeing the movie.. Fans have become tired of him.. With this SunTV nonsense they’ll celebrate 1000th day and stuff. It doesn’t matter…and as far as collections is concerned, we really don’t know if these are true but anyway when they sell tickets for 150 rs and 120 rs for this Kuppa movie in n number of theatres it’s not a big deal to show collections..

    But the verdict is out – Fans showed middle finger to Ilaya Thalavali and there are scribblings are everywhere in buses and trains teasing vijay and SMSes floating across..
    read the piece of article
    http://www.extramirchi.com/tag/vijay-fans-website/

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    You write: But the verdict is out – Fans showed middle finger to Ilaya Thalavali

    Ilaya Thalavali – Now that sounds like a nice title for this fella.

    Any day better than the stupid-sounding Ilaya Thalapathy. 😉

  17. amitshetty   May 15, 2010 at 1:10 pm

    According to many people worst films are produced in Telugu Industry.
    But with craps like Aasal,TVP.Goa,VV,Paiyaa and now Sura telugu industry is facing heat.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    You write: According to many people worst films are produced in Telugu Industry.

    Bollywood is not far behind…De Dana Dan, Chandni Chowk to China et al were mind-blowing garbage.

  18. amitshetty   May 16, 2010 at 10:23 am

    but still Bollywood has films like Kaminey, A Wednesday and watchable films like Ishqiya and Rann.
    What Telegu has ?
    Varudu,Arya 2,Leader,Kedi etc. (after so many years a watchable Telugu film came – Prasthanam).That is in ratio of 1 out of 1000.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Hindi, Tamil or Telugu, the Indian film industry is an abomination patronized only by Indians or the diaspora.

    As we’ve said ad nauseum, the rest of the world is too smart to watch this shit.

  19. amitshetty   May 20, 2010 at 10:56 am

    It’s official in India.
    Vijay’s Sura is total flop and this is second biggest flop after Ajith’s Aasal.
    Hope this two gigantic failures will bring some brains to filmmakers who think bringing stars alone will ensure success and not story and acting.

    http://sify.com/movies/tamil/fullstory.php?id=14941659

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Good news.

    The movie deserved to fail.

    BTW, Paiya (which Sify dubs a hit) was no better.

  20. shiva84   June 1, 2010 at 5:04 am

    Theatre owners decide against Vijay

    http://www.indiaglitz.com/channels/tamil/article/57352.html

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Why should Vijay compensate theater-owners for the losses?

    Did he hold a gun to their head? No.

    Next, some whining theater-owner will demand that Anushka/Tamanna should reveal more skin in the next film to compensate them for their losses.

    If Vijay has any cojones, he should tell the theater-owners to F*ck Off.

    That said, it’s unfortunate that the business model in the Indian film industry has completely swayed in favor of the stars (caused in part by worshipful fans).

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