Horror genre has once again proved to be successful in Chennai, with latest Tamil movie "Demonte Colony" rocking the box office. Interestingly, it has beaten movies like "36 Vayadhinile", "Tanu Weds Manu", "Piku" and a host of other films.
In the first weekend, "Demonte Colony" has grossed an amazing ₹64.01 lakh at the Chennai box office, reports Behindwoods. It is an appreciable feat for a movie that does not feature an A-list star. The flick had 150 shows in three days and its future looks bright, given the positive reviews that it has garnered from critics and audience.
"Demonte Colony" has beaten Jyothika's "36 Vayadhinile", which earned ₹45.92 lakh from 147 shows. The total business of this flick at the Chennai box office, by the end of its second week, stands at ₹1.56 crore. The business of multi-starrer movie "Purampokku Engira Podhuvudamai", which was in the top position in its opening weekend, has slowed down in its second weekend.
From 105 shows, "Purampokku" has collected ₹28.75 lakh, taking its total tally to ₹1.40 crore by the end of the second weekend. Last weekend, this film was ahead of Jyothika's comeback movie.
Bollywood movie "Tanu Weds Manu Returns", starring our own R Madhavan, is in the fourth position at the Chennai box office. It has raked in ₹13.56 lakh from 48 shows. This is a splendid performance as the movie had limited shows.
Deepika Padukone starrer "Piku" is in the sixth place this weekend, with the Bollywood movie earning ₹7.67 lakh from 33 shows. The total business made by this film is ₹44.21 lakh in Chennai.
"Kanchana 2" (₹3.93 lakh from 39 shows), "India Pakistan (₹1.77 lakh from 21 shows), and "Uttama Villain" (₹1.56 lakh from 15 shows and ₹1.04 lakh from 12 shows) witnessed decent weekend in Chennai.
Coming back to "Demonte Colony", the film is the latest horror flick after "Pizza", "Kanchana 2", and many other films that have done reasonably good business at the Chennai box office. The latest film, starring Arulnithi, has done well at various centres in Tamil Nadu.