KV Anand has struck gold. His Ko featuring Jiiva, Karthika, Piaa and Ajmal has been declared a hit by the trade. As per trade sources, the film has netted a whopping Rs 4.65 Crore during the Easter weekend (April 22 to 24). It is the biggest ever opening for a Tamil film this year.
Ko has surprised the trade, by being a hit in the overseas and Kerala market, where Jiiva films did not do so well. Noted trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted: "Tamil film Ko [in U.S.A. and U.K.] had a robust opening weekend."
In its opening weekend in UK, the film has collected Â£ 32,328 [approx. Rs. 23.68 lacs]. Ko is such a hit that theatres in Tamil Nadu, are refusing to accommodate other new releases for the coming weeks in their bigger screens.
In fact, Red Giants who are distributing the film in the state have increased the number of screens, with addition of 15 more prints!