Simbu with Nayantara in Idhu Namma Aalu
Simbu with Nayantara in Idhu Namma AaluPR Handout

Silambarasan's "Idhu Namma Aalu" has done exceptionally well at the Chennai box office. The movie has also beaten the performance of a few movies, including Vishal Krishna's "Maruthu" aka "Marudhu," in its first weekend.

The Simbu-starrer has minted Rs. 1.18 crore from 258 shows in its opening weekend, reports Behindwoods. The Tamil film has enjoyed above 90 percent occupancy in a majority of theatres during the three days. It is believed that the positive word-of-mouth reviews have translated into the high collection.

The movie should hold well on the weekdays too to recover the investment and earn profits. Given the positive reviews, industry experts feel that "Idhu Namma Aalu" might do well in the days to come.

"Maruthu" is currently in the second place in Chennai. The movie has raked in Rs. 33.97 lakh from 126 shows. In the opening weekend, it had collected Rs. 83.48 lakh from 198 shows. The release of "Idhu Namma Aalu" had some impact on the business of Vishal Krishna's film. The total collection of the movie by the end of its second weekend is Rs. 1.76 crore.

Hollywood movie "X-Men Apocalypse" has collected Rs. 11.22 lakh from 57 shows in its second weekend. The total collection of the movie stands at Rs. 96.31 lakh in Chennai.

Suriya's "24" had only 39 shows in its fourth weekend, from which it has collected Rs. 6.20 lakh to take its total tally to Rs. 5.15 crore. New release "Uriyadi" has earned only Rs. 4.90 lakh from 36 shows. The movie has got positive reviews from critics and it has to be seen whether they will boost the collection of the latest film.

"The Jungle Book" has entered its eighth week in Chennai and has earned Rs. 4.23 lakh from 36 shows. The total collection of the film stands at Rs. 3.30 crore.

"Captain America: Civil War" has raked in Rs. 3.01 lakh from 24 shows to take its total collection to Rs. 1.56 crore. Ilayathalapathy Vijay's "Theri" entered the seventh week in Chennai and made a collection of Rs. 2.94 lakh from 21 shows to take its total tally to Rs. 10.10 crore.

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