The box office run for Ponniyin Selvan: Part II, or simply PS2, is over. The two-part historical epic’s climax, directed by Mani Ratnam, earned a total of Rs. 345 crores globally, of which Rs. 215 crores as well as Rs. 130 crores came from local and foreign markets, respectively. The movie trails only 2.0, Ponniyin Selvan: Part I, and Vikram in terms of global box office success, however it performs somewhat better in India than Endhiran. The movie has the sixth-highest box office earnings ever in Tamil Nadu.
Due to a significant drop in collections compared to Ponniyin S1, PS2’s box office success has gotten a muted response despite these large statistics and being amongst the biggest grossing films of all time. The movie was a third shorter of the first portion in India yet a full third longer outside. In comparison to the first segment, the movie fell short by one-third in India and by three-fourths abroad. Even while it happens frequently worldwide, especially when films are based on well-known sources, sequels in India typically end up doing better financially. The fact that sequels typically come out two to three years later is part of the cause for the growth. Additionally, when the first installment starts at a minimal amount, there is typically room for audience expansion for the sequel, especially outside of home territory, as we witnessed with Baahubali , KGF.
With little room for expansion, the first phase of Ponniyin Selvan had already performed to nearly capacity in the house state. Although South Indian sequels typically saw growth beyond Tamil Nadu in North India as well as APTS, the original part’s response in these regions was mixed, hence the movie even experienced a drop there.
Putting that out of the way, Ponniyin Selvan: Part II is a massive money maker. When compared to the first installment, these numbers are absolutely insane, either in terms of the celebrity cast or the production costs.