Vijay's Puli took a gargantuan opening last weekend as expected. However, the unanimous negative reviews might play a huge role in determining the movie's fate at the box office in the upcoming days. Check out the box office ranking of Tamil movies in Chennai during last weekend.
Director Chimbu Deven has failed to please all sections of the audience, due to his weak and unexciting screenplay. Although the movie's occupancy level was around 90% during the weekend due to tremendous advance bookings, it's a different story altogether today. Barring the evening show, the occupancy levels have sharply dipped to around 30-40% for other shows across major multiplexes in the city. It would be interesting to see if the movie picks up momentum henceforth.
Nayanthara's Maya has been declared as a 'Super Hit' by trade pundits. With a relatively inexperienced cast and limited budget, the team has pulled off a great victory with a brilliant screenplay. The movie registered around 80% turnout in spite of Puli's inroads last weekend.
3. Thani Oruvan
Jayam Ravi's Thani Oruvan was still running to almost packed houses in its sixth weekend. The film has set a new benchmark for films that are targeted at entertaining the audience.
GV Prakash's Trisha Illana Nayanthara lost majority of its screens to Puli, and therefore, settled down to Above Average category. Kuttram Kadithal and Kirumi lost the steam at the box office, as they were unable to hold on to the screens due to poor turnouts. These films reiterate yet again that proper release date is the key to success for smaller films with promising content.
Upcoming week's releases
Inji Idupazhagi, starring Arya and Anushka, will be hitting the screens on October 9, along with Masala Padam, which has Shiva and Bobby Simha in the lead.