Rajinikanth’s ‘Jailer’ Creates Box Office Storm: Expected to be 2023’s Biggest Tamil Opener

Renowned actor Rajinikanth’s latest film, ‘Jailer,’ has set the Indian box office ablaze, predicted to become the year’s biggest Tamil opener with an estimated opening day gross of Rs 49 crore. The movie, which hit theaters on Thursday, is already making history with its exceptional performance. According to industry tracker Sacnilk’s early estimates, ‘Jailer’ is set to make a substantial mark on the box office.

A State-wise Breakdown:

Early indications suggest that ‘Jailer’ is making a significant impact across different regions. In Tamil Nadu alone, the film is projected to bring in an impressive Rs 25 crore, while Karnataka is anticipated to contribute around Rs 11 crore. The Andhra Pradesh-Telangana market is expected to contribute Rs 7 crore. While ‘Jailer’ is dominating the Southern markets, it seems that Northern states will maintain their focus on Hindi films, with ‘Gadar 2’ and ‘OMG 2’ releasing on the same day.

Unprecedented Advance Bookings:

Rajinikanth’s aura has undeniably drawn massive attention to ‘Jailer,’ with ticket aggregator BookMyShow already selling an astonishing 900,000 tickets for the film, primarily in the Southern states. Film exhibitor Akshaye Rathi has described the anticipation as unprecedented, with the movie creating a buzz akin to a storm in Tamil Nadu and the Tamil-speaking regions across the country. ‘Jailer’ is poised to set a new benchmark for Tamil cinema openings, a testament to Rajinikanth’s enduring appeal.

Audience Reactions and Positive Momentum:

Directed by Nelson Dilipkumar, ‘Jailer’ is not only generating massive box office numbers but is also resonating well with the audience. The positive response suggests that the film has struck the right chord. As the box office collections continue to surge, ‘Jailer’ stands a good chance of becoming the highest-opening Tamil film globally for 2021, outperforming previous hits.

Rajinikanth’s Box Office Legacy:

Rajinikanth’s cinematic prowess has consistently translated into box office success. His last release, ‘Annaatthe,’ made an astounding Rs 70.19 crore on its first day globally in 2021 and went on to amass over Rs 112 crore within two days. The actor’s influence continues to reign, with his upcoming projects generating tremendous excitement.

Future Ventures and Collaborations:

Rajinikanth’s involvement in ‘Lal Salaam’ in an extended cameo has further piqued audience interest. Rumors of a collaboration between Rajinikanth and director Lokesh Kanagaraj for an upcoming project have ignited anticipation. While an official announcement is yet to be made, Lokesh’s response at a recent college event indicated that discussions were underway.


‘Rajinikanth’s ‘Jailer’ is rewriting box office records, poised to become 2023’s biggest Tamil opener. The film’s impressive opening day collections and overwhelming audience reactions underscore Rajinikanth’s timeless appeal and the unmatched excitement his movies generate. As ‘Jailer’ continues to dominate theaters, it solidifies Rajinikanth’s iconic status in Indian cinema and leaves fans eagerly anticipating his future cinematic endeavors.

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