Ponniyin Selvan Box Office: The sequel enters the 300 crore club; becomes the second highest-grossing movie of 2023

    Ponniyin Selvan is the second highest-grossing movie of 2023.

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    Ponniyin Selvan has achieved another milestone by entering the 300 crore club, the movie has taken the spot of the second highest-grossing movie of 2023 from the Vijay starrer Varisu.

    The movie hit theaters worldwide on April 28th and went on to gross an impressive 38 crores on its opening day.

    Ponniyin Selvan 1 was a huge critical and commercial success becoming the highest-grossing Tamil movie of 2022 and the fifth highest-grossing Tamil movie of all time with a total box office collection of 500 crores.

    The movie received overwhelmingly positive reviews from critics and audiences alike when it hit theaters last week.

    While the sequel lacks the momentum of Ponniyin Selvan 1, it is still going strong at the box office. The franchise so far has grossed a whopping 800 crores at the box office.

    The movies are based on Kalki Krishnamurthy's 1955 novel, Ponniyin Selvan, Which focuses on the Chola dynasty specifically Rajaraja Chola and his rise to power.

    The franchise was long thought to be unadaptable for the big screen with countless stars and producers trying and failing over the years including MGR and Kamal Hassan.

    Official movie production started on December 11, 2019, in Thailand with a budget of 500 crores, and both Part 1 and Part 2 were shot back to back. Production wrapped on March 2022.

    The OTT rights of Part 2 were sold for a whopping 125 crores to streaming giant Amazon Prime Video and the movie is expected to stream on the platform this July.

    Ponniyin Selvan 2 clocks in at two hours and thirty-seven minutes, and whole ten minutes shorter than Part 1.

    Ponniyin Selven boasts of an ensemble main cast that includes Vikram, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Jayam Ravi, Karthi, Trisha, Jayaram, Aishwarya Lekshmi, Sobhita Dhulipala, and Prabhu.

    Ponniyin Selvan 2 is currently running in theaters.