Jayam Ravi's "Miruthan" has emerged as the clear winner this weekend at the Chennai box office. The Tamil movie has also beaten latest release "Sethupathi" in its opening weekend.
As per Behindwoods, "Miruthan" has minted Rs 1.17 crore from 222 shows in its first weekend and this is a good number for Ravi's film. Vijay Sethupathi-starrer "Sethupathi" is in the second position in Chennai garnering Rs 74 lakh from 216 shows.
It has to be noted that both the Tamil films have opened to positive reviews. While "Miruthan" is a Zombie flick, which has Lakshmi Menon in the female lead role, "Sethupathi" is a cop movie that has Remya Nambeesan as the heroine.
However, the collection of Hollywood movie "Deadpool" was not up to the mark this weekend as it could only collect Rs 15.58 lakh from 69 shows. In its first weekend, the film had raked in Rs 33.92 lakh and the total collection of the English flick in Chennai now stands at Rs 76.66 lakh.
New Hindi release "Neerja" has got an average opening with Rs 13.06 lakh. It had 63 shows in the first weekend in Chennai.
The collection of Siddharth's "Jil Jung Juck" has slowed down in Chennai. In its second weekend, it has collected Rs 9.61 lakh to take its totally tally to Rs 1.28 crore.
Madhavan-starrer "Irudhi Suttru" has earned Rs 8.19 lakh to take its total collection to Rs 3.13 crore by the end of its fourth weekend. This has turned out to be one of the biggest hits of the actor's career in the capital city of Tamil Nadu.
However, among the new Tamil releases, only "Navarasa Thilagam" has failed to do perform well at the Chennai box office. The movie has raked in Rs 5.37 lakh from 48 shows.
Vetrimaaran's critically-acclaimed "Visaranai" collected Rs 3.99 lakh from 36 shows to take its collection to Rs 1.18 crore. Previous-week release "Vil Ambu" has done a business of Rs 2.97 lakh and the total collection of the movie now stands at Rs 18.93 lakh.
"Aranmanai 2" failed to do a notable business in its fourth weekend and the total collection of the movie stands at Rs 2.94 crore.
[1 lakh = 100,000 | 1 crore = 10 million | 100 crore = 1 billion]