MovieCrow Box Office Report - August 15 to 17
Suriya's Anjaan and Parthiban's Kathai Thiraikathai Vasanam Iyakkam (KTVI) clashed at the box office last Friday (August 15). While Anjaan took one of the biggest openings this year, KTVI took a humble opening with the support of movie buffs. Check out the box office ranking of Tamil movies during last weekend.
Director LIngusamy's Anjaan was released across record number of screens and thanks to the innovative promotional strategies, the advance bookings soared to new heights. However, the movie received scathing reviews from the critics and the word of mouth is also unfavourable on social media networks. The fate of the movie at the box office will be known this week.
Karthik Subbaraj's Jigarthanda was surprisingly holding on to majority of screens, which goes to show the audience's patronage for it. Even as more celebrities are pouring in there praises for the film, the movie buffs have started talking about Karthik Subbaraj's next.
Parthiban's KTVI picked up after a low turnout initially, due to the overwhelming reviews. Parthiban's 'out-of-the-box' and engaging screenplay has impressed the movie buffs. Expect the show count to be increased this week.
Dhanush's Velai Illa Pattathari, which has been declared as a blockbuster, was running across respectable number of screens with decent occupancy levels. Sathuranga Vettai and Arima Nambi were screened across only 3-4 screens, whereas Sarabham was completely pulled off from the theatres.
Upcoming week's releases
Bharth's Ainthaam Thalaimurai Sidha Vaidhiya Sigamani is expected to hit the screens on August 22. However, there could be last minute surprises as well, since Anjaan's screen count might be reduced after the first week.