Ajith's "Arrambam" dominates over new releases in Tamil as well as other languages at the Tamil Nadu box office
"Arrambam" took a fantastic opening upon release on 31 October. According to senior film journalist Sreedhar Pillai, the Ajith starrer raked in approximately ₹8.75 crore nett (no tax) at the Tamil Nadu box office. The film not only gave Ajith his best ever opening, but also got the best opening of the year as against other big releases in Tamil.
"Arrambam" has reportedly surpassed the first-day collections of 2013's biggest hits (till date) - "Vishwaroopam" and "Singam 2."
"Vishwaroopam" raked in around ₹5.81 crore on its first day at the TN box office, whereas "Singam 2" reportedly fetched around ₹8.15 crore from TN, Kerala and Karnataka areas (combined). However, "Arrambam" has minted approximately ₹8.75 crore from Tamil Nadu alone, despite releasing on a week day.
The Ajith starrer is running to packed houses in theatres worldwide, as it seems to be the first choice of the public. Particularly in Chennai, "Arrambam" rules the box office over other releases.
According to Sreedhar, "Arrambam" takes the top spot at the Chennai box office pushing down films including "All in All Azhaguraja", "Pandiya Nadu" and "Krrish 3."
Chennai Box Office Diwali Weekend (1-3 November)
2. All in All Azhaguraja (AAA)
3. Pandiya Nadu
4. Krrish 3
"Arrambam" has emerged as the clear winner among the Diwali releases in Chennai theatres. "AAA", which was panned by critics, holds the second spot thanks to advance bookings for the film. The film's collections are expected to drop in the coming days.
Vishal's "Pandiya Nadu" has fetched decent collections at the box office. The film has taken the third spot at the Chennai box office due to limited number of shows. Its collections are expected to pick up, once more number of screens is allotted from the second week.
Hrithik Roshan's "Krrish 3" is on a record smashing spree in northern circuits. Although the film has received positive feedback from critics and audiences in TN, the sci-fi entertainer has not been able dominate over Tamil releases in the state.