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Vijay Anthony-starrer "Pichaikkaran" has opened well at the Chennai box office. The Tamil movie has overpowered other new releases like "Pokkiri Raja," "Sowkarpettai" and a few other films in its first weekend.

In the opening weekend, "Pichaikkaran" has minted Rs 60.31 lakh from 174 shows, Behindwoods reported. After registering a decent opening, the collection saw a good jump in the weekend due to the good word-of-mouth. 

Surprisingly, Jiiva and Hansika Motwani's "Pokkiri Raja" has been pushed to the second place at the Chennai box office. The movie has earned Rs 46.33 lakh from 144 shows. As per the industry, it is a decent business for a Jiiva's film in the opening weekend. The flick has opened to mixed reviews. However, it has to be seen how it will perform in the coming days.

Raai Laxmi aka Lakshmi Rai's "Sowkarpettai" has not performed to the expectations at the Chennai box office as it raked in Rs 18.08 lakh from 114 shows. Horror genre flicks have been getting good response from the Kollywood audience in recent years and the industry had hoped the latest film would do well in the first weekend.

The Atharvaa-starrer has made a business of Rs 14.94 lakh in its second weekend. The 10-day total collection of the movie stands at Rs 1.16 crore, which is a decent number.

Vijay Sethupathi-starrer "Sethupathi" has collected Rs 9.39 lakh from 54 shows in its third weekend to take its total tally to Rs 1.98 crore.

The collection of Hollywood movie "The Revenant" is not up to the usual standards in Chennai as it has raked in only Rs 33.99 lakh in 10 days. This weekend, it collected Rs 5.92 lakh from 68 shows.

Bollywood film "Neerja" earned Rs 4.37 lakh from 24 shows to take its total tally to Rs 45.85 lakh. Previous-week release "Aarathu Sinam" collected Rs 3.64 lakh and the 10-day collection of the film stands at Rs 62.60 lakh.

Jayam Ravi-starrer "Miruthan" has completely slowed down at the collection centres. It raked in Rs 2.66 lakh to take its total tally to Rs 2.56 crore.

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