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Chennai box office: Aug 5 to 7

Wednesday, 10 August, 2011, 02:02

In its third week, Kanchana - Muni 2 is going from strength to strength. Though multiplexes initially played it down as a down market film, collections were so good that they increased the number of shows and gave it bigger screens!Kanchana holds on to the number one spot. At number two is the steady Deivathirumagal, which continues to attract family audiences in large numbers.In third place is Rise of the Planet of the Apes, which opened well even though major national multiplexes like Inox, Fame and PVR did not screen the film.At number four is Potta Potti, which took an average opening. And in fifth position is Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, which continues to rock the 'plexes.

Box-office top 5

1 Kanchana

Cast : Raghava Lawrence, Lakshmi Rai, Kovai Sarala, Sarathkumar
Director : Raghava Lawrence
Trade Facts : Super hit

Comedy, Sarathkumar
Predictable
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2 Deivathirumagal

Cast : Dr. ‘chiyaan’ Vikram, Anushka, Santhanam, Amala, Sara, Nassar
Director : Vijay
Trade Facts : Hit

Vikram, Sara, Santhanam, Anushka
Predictable, Comedy
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3 Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Cast : James Franco, Andy Serkis, Freida Pinto
Director : Rupert Wyatt
Trade Facts : Good opening

Terrific graphics & animation
Nothing really
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4 Potta Potti

Cast : Sadagopan Ramesh, Harni, Umar, Mayilsamy, Sivam
Director : Yuvaraaj
Trade Facts : Average opening

Simple story, comedy
No big star cast
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5 Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara

Cast : Katrina Kaif, Hrithik Roshan, Kalki Koechlin, Abhay Deol, Farhan Akhtar
Director : Zoya Akhtar
Trade Facts : Hit

Lead actors, locations, subtle message
A bit slow
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Courtesy : Moviebuzz