Suriya starrer "Masss" aka "Massu Engira Masilamani" has received a wonderful start at the box office, with the movie doing fantastic business at the Tamil Nadu box office in the opening weekend. But the movie has failed to beat some of the recent big movies at the box office.

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"Masss" has earned ₹17.5 crore in three days. Suriya's flick made ₹5.35 crore on the release day, but saw a little dip in the business on the second day. It made ₹4.90 crore on Saturday. However, on Sunday, it made earth-shattering business of ₹7.05 crore to end the first weekend on a high note in Tamil Nadu.

A collage of 'Mass', 'Yennai Arindhaal', 'Kaththi', 'Lingaa' and 'I'.IB Times India

Nonetheless, "Masss" could not beat biggies like Rajinikanth's "Lingaa", Vikram's "I", Vijay's "Kaththi" and Ajith Kumar's "Yennai Arindhaal" at the Tamil Nadu box office.

Vijay's "Kaththi" is in the top, with the movie making ₹40 crore in the five-day Diwali weekend. It is followed by Vikram's "I", which had also grossed ₹40 crore from the festive five-day weekend. But, as the movie had got 'U/A' certificate, it did not get tax exemption. Hence, its Nett collection stands at ₹30.75 crore.

This makes Rajinikanth's "Lingaa" rank in the second position as the film has earned ₹31.7 crore in the three-day normal weekend. But Vijay's "Kaththi" and Vikram's "I" had released for festive weekends and this factor played a major role in both the films' success at the collection centres.

Last but not the least, Ajith's "Yennai Arindhaal" grossed ₹31.25 crore and the Nett business stands at ₹24.04 crore at the Tamil Nadu box office. It had released in normal weekend, but on a Thursday. Hence, the movie enjoyed a four-day weekend.

Coming back to "Masss", the Tamil movie has opened to positive reviews. As both the audience and critics have heaped praises on the film, it is expected to make good business in the coming days. We have to wait and see whether the film beats the first-week records of the aforementioned films.