The film directed by AR Murugadoss has also created records in the overseas markets.
The Minister contended that a few scenes in the film disparaged the government and its policies by showing broken-down freebies being taken in carts.
Sarkar, released in over 3000 screens around the world, has earned a gross collection of approximately $145,000 just from the premiere shows in the U.S. and the number, after the first day is expected to only go up.
Reportedly, Sarkar has received a phenomenal opening in Tamil Nadu.
In Kerala, the early estimates say that Sarkar has grossed over Rs 5.5 crore from 400+ screens.
In Karnataka too, the film performed well and earned Rs 6.1 crore and beat Rajinikanth's opening day collection of Kabali. The film had 650 shows for the first day in Bengaluru alone. With his collection in the country and by becoming the fourth biggest south Indian film after Baahubali 2, Baahubali and Kabali, Vijay has yet again proved his stronghold at the box office. "If we were intolerant, we would not have allowed the film to be screened".
The movie which has successfully minted 100 crores within two days of opening is getting a mixed reaction from the public. Already there is a controversy as AIADMK leaders alleging that Sarkar movie insulted Jayalalitha and her schemes that generated curiosity among people. On Thursday, some party workers tore posters and banners of the movie in front of theatres in Madurai and Coimbatore. Hindustan Times tried to reach the filmmakers regarding the protest, however, they have refrained from responding.