Salman Khan starrer "Bajrangi Bhaijaan" has done well at the Chennai box office to beat new release "Drishyam" but has been unsuccessful in meeting the challenge posed by "Baahubali".
The Bollywood movie has earned a record Rs.1.16 crore from the Chennai box office. During its third weekend, it made a business of Rs.12.68 lakh from 48 shows, reports Behindwoods.
The total business made by "Bajrangi Bhaijaan" is highly impressive for a Bollywood film as crossing the Rs 1-crore mark at the Chennai box office is a daunting task for Hindi films, which have less number of takers there compared to the capital cities of other Southern states such as Hyderabad, Amaravathi, Thiruvananthapuram and Bengaluru.
The latest Hindi movie "Drishyam" starring Ajay Devgn, Shriya Saran and Tabu had a modest start as it could rake in only Rs.6.36 lakh from 36 shows.
The movie is a remake of Malayalam blockbuster by the same name. It has also been made in Tamil ("Papanasam"), Telugu ("Drushyam"), and Kannada ("Drishya").
The biggest winner at the Chennai box office during last weekend was "Baahubali", which has dominated the market for the last few weeks. The dream run continues for the multilingual movie, which made Rs.59.73 lakh from 165 shows during the weekend.
The total business of the flick at the Chennai box office now stands at Rs.6.69 crore. The latest Tamil releases "Sakalakala Vallavan", "Idhu Enna Maayam" and "Orange Mittai" were affected by the SS Rajamouli flick.
Jayam Ravi, Trisha and Anjali starrer "Sakalakala Vallavan", which opened to mixed reviews, earned Rs.57.85 lakh from 156 shows.
Vikram Prabhu starrer "Idhu Enna Maayam" raked in Rs.22.61 lakh from 120 shows while Vijay Sethupathi's "Orange Mittai" collected Rs.17.92 lakh from 93 shows at the Chennai box office.