Chennai Box- Office- Pongal Special (January 11 to 16)
Thursday, 17 January , 2013, 12:13
Box office reports
Every year we come out with a special Chennai Pongal box- office report. Pongal is a long holiday weekend. This year Pongal holiday weekend stretched from January 11 to the `Kannum Pongal` day, Jan 16.
Kanna Laddu Thinna Asai is the big Pongal winner, though it was released on January 13. The word-of-mouth was so good that family audiences lapped it up during the holiday season and it emerged a winner and is in the number one slot.
At number two is Alex Pandian, which released on January 11 and took a decent day one opening, before negative talk hit the film. It got a free run of two days before there other films were released, and is at number two.
In the third place is Samar, which opened in limited screens in Chennai city, with multiplexes not giving as many shows as the other two films. But the film managed to take an average opening as it carries good reports. It will go higher in its second weekend when more screens and shows will be added.
In the fourth place is the Telugu film Seethaamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu, which carries good reports. And at number five is the other Sankranthi release Nayak. Both these films suffered as Tamil films got priority and more screens during Pongal.