Rajinikanth's "Kabali" has dominated the Chennai box office and ruled the collection centres for the third consecutive weekend. The multilingual movie has crossed the Rs. 10-crore mark in the capital city in 17 days and new release "Thirunaal" did not affect the business of the superstar's flick.
"Kabali" has earned Rs. 75.21 lakh in its third weekend from 213 shows, reported Behindwoods. In 17 days, the movie has minted Rs. 10.27 crore. It had collected Rs. 3.49 crore and Rs. 2.21 crore in first and second weekends at the Chennai box office.
The movie has managed to come out with flying colours at the Chennai box office despite getting mixed reviews. "Kabali" has pulled family audience to theatres in big numbers in weekends and this has helped the flick to earn big money in the capital city of Tamil Nadu.
Jiiva and Nayanthara's latest movie "Thirunaal" is in the second place in Chennai earning Rs. 58.12 lakh from 186 shows. The film has got mixed reviews and has to hold well in the coming days to taste success at the box office.
A few big movies are set to release next week and it is a big challenge for "Thirunaal" to perform well at the box office. Hollywood films like "Jason Bourne" and "Suicide Squad" have got decent openings with the films raking in Rs. 26.32 lakh and Rs. 26.06 lakh from 96 and 90 shows, respectively, in Chennai.
In its second weekend, English film "Lights Out" collected Rs. 23.54 lakh to take its 10-day total tally to Rs. 57.88 lakh. Other Tamil release "Tamilselvanum Thaniyar Anjalum" has raked in Rs. 12 lakh from 66 shows and "Namadhu" has collected Rs. 6.85 lakh from 48 shows.
The business of Steven Spielberg's "The BFG" has completely slowed down as the movie earned less than Rs. 1 lakh. The total collection of the Hollywood film stands at Rs. 23.18 lakh.
[1 lakh = 100,000 | 1 crore = 10 million | 100 crore = 1 billion]