Aamir Khan's "PK" dominated over Tamil releases during the Christmas weekend in Chennai. The film took the top spot, followed by "Lingaa" and "Pisaasu." The new releases have taken rest of the spots in the list of top films at the Chennai box office.
While "Lingaa" was dominating the Chennai screens before the Christmas weekend, Aamir's "PK" has managed to pip "Lingaa" and take the top spot in the list of top five films at the Chennai box office (CBO). The Aamir starrer has emerged as one of the biggest Bollywood hits in the city.
CBO (Christmas Weekend), according to entertainment industry tracker Sreedhar Pillai:
Check out the Chennai box office collection reports of newly-released films "Kappal," "Pisaasu," "Meaghamann," "Kayal," "Vellakara Durai" and "Lingaa."
Arya-Hansika Motwani's "Meaghamann", which has received decent reviews, has taken above-average openings at the Chennai box office.
The action drama witnessed an average theatre occupancy of 70% and minted over ₹63 lakh in its opening weekend in Chennai, reported Behindwoods. Despite several new releases, "Meaghamann", has managed to fare well.
Armed with decent feedback, the film is expected to rake in decent collections in the coming days. The New Year holidays is likely to work in the film's favour and help in fetching good collections as there are no big releases during that time.
The Prabhu Solomon directorial has taken average openings in Chennai. The film has minted over ₹43 lakh in the first weekend at the Chennai box office. The film, deemed as a love story, has fetched decent reviews from the critics.
With several new films competing with each other, it needs to be seen if "Kayal" will be able to sustain its business at the box office.
Rajinikanth-starrer "Lingaa" has raked in ₹6.21 crore at the end of the third weekend in Chennai. The film has already emerged as the highest grossing Tamil film of 2014 in Chennai. "Lingaa" has managed to hold on to a good number of screens and perform decent business even in its third week.
Vaibhav starrer "Kappal" has taken average opening in the first weekend at the Chennai box office. The film has collected ₹17.94 lakh in the opening weekend.
The Vikram Prabhu-Sridivya starrer met with average reviews from the critics. The film witnessed average theatre occupancy of 65% in the opening weekend and minted over ₹32 lakh, reported Behindwoods.
The Mysskin directorial took a good opening in the first week and has continued to maintain its business despite new films having hit the screens. The horror film received good reviews from the critics and the audience also seems to have liked the film, which is evident from its collections. The film has minted over ₹91 lakh in 10 days at the Chennai box office.