Chennai Box-Office Weekend Collections [Dec 16 - Dec 18] Osthi on Top

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Ranking based on Chennai Box Office Collections from Dec 16th 2011 to Dec 18th 2011

8. Velayudham

Velayudham is the surprise Diwali winner, although there were virtually very little pre-release talks before its release. The formulaic entertainer seems to have gone down well with fans.

Trade Talk:
Good collections making it an above average grosser among the Diwali releases.

Public Talk:
There is a slew of promising projects lined up for Vijay including Nanban, Yohan, Thuppaki and an untitled movie with director Vijay.

No. Weeks Completed: 7
No. Shows in Chennai over this weekend: 24
Average Theatre Occupancy over this weekend: 10%
Collection over this weekend in Chennai: Rs. 31,716
Total collections in Chennai: Rs. 7.75 Crore
Verdict: Hit


7. 7aum Arivu

Murugadoss’s sci-fi thriller with Suriya, Shruti Haasan and Johnny Tri Nguyen is good in parts and average in others.

Trade Talk:
Despite its humungous production budget, the movie only made average collections, enabling the producers to breakeven.

Public Talk:
Murugadoss and Suriya have moved on to other projects!

No. Weeks Completed: 7
No. Shows in Chennai over this weekend: 33
Average Theatre Occupancy over this weekend: 20%
Collection over this weekend in Chennai: Rs. 125,418
Total collections in Chennai: Rs. 9.04 Crore
Verdict: Hit


6. Uchithanai Mukarnthal

This drama is directed by Pugazendhi Thangaraj and revolves around a teenage Sri Lankan Tamil girl who gets raped. Also starring are Sathyaraj, Seeman and Sangeetha

Trade Talk:
The movie opened to below average houses.

Public Talk:
It looks like a serious movie that touches upon significant issues but initial reviews are yet to be out.

No. Days Completed: 3
No. Shows in Chennai over this weekend: 51
Average Theatre Occupancy over this weekend: 20%
Collection over this weekend in Chennai: Rs. 133,490
Verdict: Poor Opening

5. Poraali

With Poraali, Samuthirakani and Sasikumar touch upon the issues of survival in the man eats man world. Sasikumar plays his part like a pro with aid from Allari Naresh, Ganja Karuppu and Swathi.

Trade Talk:
While rural centers are still reporting average collections, urban centers seem to give a cold shoulder.

Public Talk:
The movie drags a while in many parts, proving to be a pain to watch. But it has a valid message otherwise.

No. Weeks Completed: 2
No. Shows in Chennai over this weekend: 102
Average Theatre Occupancy over this weekend: 30%
Collection over this weekend in Chennai: Rs. 802,872
Total collections in Chennai: Rs. 1.25 Crore
Verdict: Good Opening


4. Mayakkam Enna

As lyrical as the title is, Mayakkam Enna is a hard hitting movie that touches upon – among many other things in life – romance in particular.

Trade Talk:
Average grosser.

Public Talk:
All eyes are on 3’s audio release that will have an official version of the national chartbuster Kolaveri.

No. Weeks Completed: 3
No. Shows in Chennai over this weekend: 90
Average Theatre Occupancy over this weekend: 45%
Collection over this weekend in Chennai: Rs. 1,158,332
Total collections in Chennai: Rs. 3.98 Crore
Verdict: Above Average


3. Mounaguru 

Arulnidhi’s Mounaguru is a thriller with a lot of twists and turns and the first time director Santhakumar has done a neat job.

Trade Talk:
There was no huge business expectation but the movie’s reviews are decent and rise in collection is expected.

Public Talk:
The movie has received good initial reviews.

No. Days Completed: 3
No. Shows in Chennai over this weekend: 93
Average Theatre Occupancy over this weekend: 65%
Collection over this weekend in Chennai: Rs. 1,205,977
Verdict: Average Opening


2. Mambattiyan 

Mambattiyan is Thiagarajan’s attempt to remake his 1980s blockbuster of the same name. The new edition has Prashanth reprising the role of his father with Meera Jasmine and Mumaith Khan.

Trade Talk:
The movie has registered below-average opening and reviews are only slowly coming out.

Public Talk:
Prashanth, after a while onscreen.

No. Days Completed: 3
No. Shows in Chennai over this weekend: 171
Average Theatre Occupancy over this weekend: 80%
Collection over this weekend in Chennai: Rs. 2,654,553
Verdict: Good Opening


1. Osthe

Remaking Dabanng meant equipping Simbhu with pages and pages of punch dialogues and he does it with panache. Director Dharani stays true to the original that rocked national box offices and made a regional version of it, which is more or less doing the same.

Trade Talk:
This past week has been good with weekend registering an average of full houses.

Public Talk:
Santhanam’s comedy seems to stand out other than Simbhu’s star performance.

No. Weeks Completed: 1
No. Shows in Chennai over this weekend: 363
Average Theatre Occupancy over this weekend: 50%
Collection over this weekend in Chennai: Rs. 4,502,490
Total collections in Chennai: Rs. 2.34 Crore
Verdict: Good Opening


  

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