In May 2019, when the Tamil Nadu Theater and Multiplex Owners Association classified superstars by commercial value, Kamal Haasan was not ranked in the first or second tier. The decision was made to allow more theater advances and more release centers for first-tier actors. Kamal Haasan has returned to the forefront of the Tamil Nadu box office with Lokesh Kanakaraj.
With the release of Vikram, Kamal Haasan has regained his position among the superstars by commercial value.
Rajinikanth, Ajith, and Vijay got in the first row. Suriya along with Jayam Ravi, Dhanush, and Vijay Sethupathi, pushed to the second row. Meanwhile, Kamal Haasan was in the third row. At that time, theater owners were required to pay 60 percent of their theater share from the collection to actors in the Tier One category. Vikram has become the lifeblood of actor Kamal Haasan. Kamal has been at the box office for a long time without getting a proper producer or director.
Vikram earned Rs 130 crore from Tamil Nadu in ten days. In ten days, Vikram has crossed Rs 320 crore in the global collection. Trade analysts claim that Vikram has a gross collection of over Rs 33 crore from Kerala alone.
Vikram also has the highest collection of Tamil films from GCC countries Rs 33.9 crore. Vikram is behind Rajinikanth-Shankar's Enthiran 2.0. It is learned that Vikram will overtake the Tamil Nadu Lifetime collection of the second part of Bahubali. Rajamouli's Bahubali Second grossed Rs 155 crore in Tamil Nadu. Kamal Haasan had met Chief Minister MK Stalin yesterday as part of Vikram's victory celebrations.
Kamal's battle has surpassed the collection records of top superstars like Rajinikanth, Vijay, and Ajith. Vikram co-stars Fahad Faasil and Vijay Sethupathi in the lead roles. Lokesh has made it clear in interviews that Vikram will have three more parts.