Was Crocodile stronger at Marineford? Or was he holding back in Alabasta?

 During the Alabasta arc, Crocodile displayed a level of power that was initially considered overwhelming by the Straw Hat Pirates. He possessed the Logia-type Devil Fruit called the Suna Suna no Mi (Sand-Sand Fruit), which granted him the ability to control and transform into sand. He had a reputation as a Shichibukai and controlled the desert kingdom of Alabasta from the shadows. His strength was showcased through his battles with Luffy and others. At Marineford, Crocodile was present as part of the war that took place at Marine Headquarters. While he did participate in the battle, he didn't display the same level of dominance as some other powerful characters present. This has led fans to speculate that he might not have been as strong as initially portrayed in Alabasta. It's important to note that power scaling and character abilities can be subject to interpretation and development by the author. Oda often keeps details deliberately open-ended to keep the story intriguing.

Ponniyin Selvan I box office day 1 collection: ₹80 cr

 PONNIE SELVAN I box office: Mani Ratnam's historical drama, starring Jayam Ravi, Vikram, Aishwarya Rai, and Karthi, had this year's greatest opening day for a Tamil movie.

Ponniyin Selvan I, an enthralling historical drama from Mani Ratnam, finally debuted in theatres on Friday. The film, according to the producers, opened to a worldwide total of almost 80 crore. This places the movie ahead of Vikram and Valimai in terms of best opening weekend internationally for a Tamil movie this year. Also read: Ponniyin Selvan I box office forecast: Mani Ratnam movie expected to debut to 60 crore

Early projections indicate that the Tamil Nadu version of the movie brought in about 20 crore net, while the Hindi version brought in about 2 crore. For a total pan-India first day nett collection of 40 crore, its Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, and Kannada versions have brought in an extra 16–18 crore in the remainder of the nation. The film's total worldwide box office receipts are Rs. 47 crore.

The movie also performed exceptionally well abroad, earning over 30 crore in foreign sales, bringing its global day one revenue to 80 crore. The amount makes PS1 the best-opening Tamil movie of the year, easily surpassing Vikram (54 crore) and Valimai (50 crore) by Kamal Haasan and Ajith, respectively. Trade analysts forecast that the movie will make more than 200 crores worldwide in just its first weekend.

Based on the 1955 book of the same name by Kalki Krishnamurthy, Ponniyin Selvan I narrates a fictionalised account of the early years of Arulmozhivarman (Ponniyin Selvan), who would later become Chola Emperor Rajaraja I. (947–1014). The second portion of the movie will be released the following year.

In addition to Vikram, Karthi, Aishwarya Rai, Trisha Krishnan, Aishwarya Lekshmi, Prakash Raj, and Sobhita Dulipala, Jayam Ravi plays the title character in the movie. The movie debuted to rave reviews from critics, who singled out Mani Ratnam's direction, Aishwarya Rai's acting, and AR Rahman's score.