The dream run of "Baahubali" in Chennai has continued with the SS Rajamouli's film dominating collection centres. More importantly, it has broken Ajith's "Yennai Arindhaal" record at the Capital city of Tamil Nadu.
Behindwoods reports that "Baahubali" remained solid at collection centres in its fourth weekend too. The movie had 165 shows in three days, from which it grossed Rs.59.73 lakh. During the week days, it had 240 shows and did a business of Rs.57.93 lakh.
The total collection of the movie now stands at Rs.6.69 crore by the end of its fourth weekend. "Baahubali" has already beaten the Chennai box office records of this year films like Ajith's "Yennai Arindhaal" (Rs 5.72), Raghava Lawrence's "Kanchana 2" (Rs. 5.16 crore), Kamal Haasan starrer "Papanasam" (Rs. 4.32 crore by the end of 5th weekend) and Suriya's "Massu" ( Rs. 4.1 crore) in the capital city of Tamil Nadu.
This domination of "Baahubali" also affected new Tamil releases. Jayam Ravi's "Sakalakala Vallavan", which opened to negative reviews from the critics, could only make Rs.57.85 lakh from 156 shows. But this business is quite higher than his previous movie "Romeo Juliet", which raked in Rs.56.56 lakh from 129 shows in the opening weekend in Chennai.
Vikram Prabhu's new film "Idhu Enna Mayaam" earned Rs.22.61 lakh from 120 shows in its opening weekend. Other new release like "Orange Mittai" did a business of Rs.17.92 lakh from 93 shows in its opening weekend. This is quite impressive for a low-budget movie. The positive word-of-mouth played big role in its success.
However, traders believe that the latest movies could have performed better if "Baahubali" was not in theatres. The movie has a very positive word-of-mouth, which has helped it to remain stable in theatres even though the movie does not feature a Tamil star actor in the lead role.
It is not just at the Chennai box office, "Baahubali" has cast its magic spell at entire Tamil Nadu box office where it has grossed close to Rs.70 crore.