While Bollywood movie "ABCD 2" has failed to beat the opening weekend record of "Dil Dhadakne Do", it has managed to surpass the record of "Tanu Weds Manu Returns" at the Chennai box office.
In the opening weekend in Chennai, "ABCD 2" earned ₹24.62 lakh. The Bollywood movie had 78 shows in the first weekend and majority of the shows registered above 80% occupancy. However, it could not surpass the record set by "Dil Dhadakne Do", which raked in ₹27.48 lakh from 78 shows.
"ABCD 2" easily left behind "Tanu Weds Manu Returns", which raked in only ₹13.56 lakh from 48 shows. However, the Kangana Ranaut-R Madhavan starrer enjoyed good word-of-mouth and this helped the movie perform well in the later weeks.
"Tanu Weds Manu Returns" made ₹53.21 lakh at the Chennai box office, whereas "Dil Dhadakne Do" earned ₹51.12 lakh. Now, the collections of both the Hindi movies have slowed down and traders are not expecting any growth in the business in the coming week.
If "ABCD 2" will surpass the all-time collection of "Tanu Weds Manu Returns" and "Dil Dhadakne Do" remains to be seen.
Meanwhile, the Varun Dhawan-Shraddha Kapoor starrer has got a flying start at the worldwide box office. The Bollywood film has minted ₹73.26 crore. From the international circuits alone, the Hindi flick has collected ₹9.07 crore.
"ABCD 2" is a sequel to the 2013 film "ABCD: Any Body Can Dance". It is a 3D dance film starring Varun, Shraddha and Prabhu Deva in main roles. Lauren Gottlieb, Raghav Juyal and Dharmesh Yelande are in the other actors in key roles.
How Tamil Films performed at Chennai Box Office Last Weekend?
Jayam Ravi starrer "Romeo Juliet" has done well at the Chennai box office. It had 129 shows, from which it earned ₹56.56 lakh. With this, the total collection of the movie at Chennai box office stands at ₹1.74 crore.
"Jurassic World", in its second week, had 129 shows and made ₹40.65 lakh. Latest Tamil release "Eli" had 135 shows and earned ₹34.40 lakh. Santhanam starrer "Inimey Ippadithaan" earned ₹21.90 lakh from 111 shows and children's movie "Kaaka Muttai" made ₹19.29 lakh from 99 shows.