Chennai Box-Office (July 20 to 22)

Tuesday, 24 July, 2012, 01:25

Ajith`s Billa 2 continues to rule the CBO in its second weekend, though there has been a fall. It once again proves that Ajith is the best opener in Kollywood.At number two is Christopher Nolan`s The Dark Knight Rises. The film has taken an extraordinary opening in Chennai multiplexes, but is average in single screens. It is number two at the CBO.In the third place is SS Rajamouli`s Naan Ee, which continues its stranglehold at the box-office in its third weekend. The film is attracting the family audiences.The romantic Cocktail of Saif-Deepika-Diana is doing very well in its second weekend at the multiplexes. It can be classified a hit as lady audiences are lapping it up and is number four at the CBO.Thattathin Marayathu, the Malayalam film two weeks after its Kerala release, opened in six Chennai screens last Friday. The film is a super hit and is at number five.

Box-office top 5

1 Billa-2

Cast : Ajith, Parvathy Omanakuttan, Bruna Abdullah, Vidtyut Jamwal, Sudanshu Pandey
Director : Chakri Toleti
Trade Facts : Average

Star value, Mega hype, Style
No Story, Packaging, Violence
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2 The Dark Knight Rises

Cast : Christian Bale, Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway, Michael Caine
Director : Christopher Nolan
Trade Facts : Good opening

A bit lengthy
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3 Naan Ee

Cast : Sudeep, Nani, Samantha, Santhanam
Director : SS Rajamouli
Trade Facts : Hit

Special effects, Sudeep
A bit lengthy
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4 Cocktail

Cast : Saif Ali Khan, Deepika Padukone, Diana Penty
Director : Homi Adjania
Trade Facts : Hit

Packaging, Romantic theme
Second half drags big time
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5 Thattathin Marayathu

Cast : Nivin Pauly, Isha Talwar
Director : Vineeth Sreenivasan
Trade Facts : Hit

Romance, lead pair
A bit slow
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Courtesy : Moviebuzz