'Maruthu'
"Maruthu" has overpowered "Brahmotsavam" in first weekend at Chennai box office. Pictured: A movie still from Vishal-starrer.PR Handout

Vishal Krishna-starrer "Maruthu" has enjoyed a good opening in Chennai. The movie has not only done good business but has also beaten biggies like Hollywood film "X-Men: Apocalypse" and "Brahmotsavam."

"Maruthu" has collected Rs. 83.48 lakh from 198 shows in Chennai, Behindwoods reported. On an average, it had above 80 percent occupancy in theatres and this helped the movie do great business in its first weekend.

"X-Men: Apocalypse" is in the second place in Chennai this weekend. It raked in Rs. 48.06 lakh from 150 shows and it is a good number for a Hollywood movie here, say industry experts. It is followed by Mahesh Babu's "Brahmotsavam," which has collected Rs. 45.79 lakh from 132 shows.

Suriya's "24" has been pushed down to the fourth position at the Chennai box office. The movie has made a collection of Rs. 33.85 lakh from 117 shows in its third weekend. The total collection of the flick stands at Rs. 4.87 crore.

"Captain America: Civil War" has raked in Rs. 10.92 lakh from 60 shows in its third weekend. The total collection of the movie in Chennai stands at Rs. 1.46 crore.

Political thriller "Ko 2" could only earn Rs. 6.60 lakh from 45 shows. The release of "Maruthu" and "Brahmotsavam" had some impact on its business. The movie, which had garnered good word-of-mouth, has done a business of Rs. 52.58 lakh in 10 days. In its first weekend, it had earned Rs. 26.77 lakh.

GV Prakash Kumar's "Pencil" has raked in Rs. 5.70 lakh from 45 shows to take its 10-day total tally to Rs. 48.24 lakh. Malayalam movie "Kammatipaadam" has collected Rs. 5.66 lakh from 27 shows. Udhayanidhi Stalin's "Manithan" has earned Rs. 5.31 lakh from 45 shows to take its total tally to Rs. 2.51 crore by the end of its fourth weekend.

"The Jungle Book" is still being played in Chennai and it has earned Rs. 4.59 lakh from 39 shows in its seventh week. The total collection of the movie stands at Rs. 3.22 crore.

Ilayathalapathy Vijay's "Theri" has reached the Rs. 10-crore mark in Chennai. It has collected Rs. 4.43 lakh from 33 shows to take its total tally to Rs. 10.04 crore by the end of its sixth weekend.

[1 lakh = 100,000 | 1 crore = 10 million | 100 crore = 1 billion]

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