Sivakarthikeyan's "Varuthapadatha Valibar Singam" (VVS) has continued to sustain its business even in its second week, despite the release of new films.
"VVS" minted approximately ₹16.10 crore from 343 screens in the first week of its release (from 6 Sept to 12). The film continues its dream-run in the second week and has raked in good collections.
The Sivakarthikeyan starrer tops the Chennai box office, followed by Hindi film "Grand Masti". New release "Moodar Koodam" which opened on a less than average note is at the third spot.
Chennai (Sep 13 to 15)
1. Varuthapadatha Valibar Sangam
2. Grand Masti
4. Shuddh Desi Romance
"VVS" could well be deemed as Siva's third hit film after "Kedi Billa Killadi Ranga" and "Ethir Neechal". The makers of "VVS" believe that the comedy caper will fetch around ₹30 crore nett in lifetime collections.
Speaking to Behindwoods, producer P Madhan said, "The first week net of the movie is close to ₹17 crores and we are expecting a lifetime business in the range of ₹30 crores net. 'VVS' is among the biggest hits of the year and it rivals some of the big star films in terms of collections. All over the state, the response has been good and this is Siva Karthikeyan's biggest hit till date."
"This year has been good for us with the back-to-back successes of films such as 'Kedi Billa Killadi Ranga', 'Desingu Raja' and now the superhit 'VVS'," he added.
The success of "VVS" has placed Sivakarthikeyan in the top league with big stars. This year has been really good for the talented actor as three of his films have become big hits.
Siva will be next seen in "Maan Karate" (Deer Karate) with Hansika Motwani. Directed by Thirukumaran, the fantasy film will also have Vidyut Jamwal, Vamsi Krishna and Nassar in supporting roles. It is produced by Escape Artists Motion Pictures, the same banner that produced "VVS".