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Sasikumar's 'Kidaari' has got a flying start at the Chennai box office. The latest Tamil movie has also managed to beat Junior NTR's "Janatha Garage" in its first weekend in the capital city of Tamil Nadu.

"Kidaari" had generated a lot of buzz that helped the film to pull audience to theatres in big numbers. It had 228 shows from which it has collected Rs. 1.01 crore, reports Behindwoods. As per the trade experts, it is a very good opening for a Sasikumar film.

Telugu biggie "Janatha Garage" has got a good opening. The movie earned Rs. 57.05 lakh, which is a very good collection for a Telugu film. The Junior NTR and Malayalam superstar Mohanlal-starrer is expected to do well in the coming days, given the good word-of-mouth for the bilingual flick.

English film "Don't Breath" too got a good start with a collection of Rs. 31.48 lakh from 138 shows. It has now joined the list of Hollywood movies like "The Jungle Book" and "Ice Age: Collision," which have made notable collection in the capital city of Tamil Nadu.

AR Murugadoss' Hindi movie "Akira," which is the remake of Tamil film "Mouna Guru," got a decent opening with collection of Rs. 29.84 lakh. The film, which had 93 shows in the city, is likely to improve its business in the coming days due to the positive reviews.

Other new release "Kuttrame Thandanai" has done a decent business in spite of getting positive reviews. It has collected Rs. 28.18 lakh from 147 shows. Jackie Chan's Hollywood film "Skiptrace" follows next with its business of Rs. 12.21 crore from 72 shows. 

Vijay Sethupathi's "Dharmadurai" has entered its third weekend by earning Rs. 11.10 lakh to take its total collection in Chennai to Rs. 3.44 crore. "Mechanic: Resurrection" is the other Hollywood film that was played in Chennai. It has raked in Rs. 1.54 lakh in its second weekend to take its 10-day business to Rs. 52.18 lakh.

[1 lakh = 100,000 | 1 crore = 10 million | 100 crore = 1 billion]