Chennai Box-Office - Eid weekend - Aug 9 to 11

Monday, 12 August, 2013, 07:05

The film has netted approximately Rs 4.5 Crore from Tamil Nadu and Kerala, with a distributor`s share of approximately Rs 2.25 Cr. Nearly 65 % of this must have come from Chennai city and suburbs, the biggest market for Hindi films in this area.Chennai Express leads the Eid weekend in Chennai and is the number one at CBO. After many months a Hindi film is opening in the number one slot at the CBO.The postponement of Thalaivaa release in Tamil Nadu helped Chennai Express to get that super opening as they got more screens and prime shows.In the second place is the horror movie The Conjuring which got more screens and shows due to good word of mouth and Thalaivaa`s `No Show`. In the third place is Ainthu Ainthu Ainthu, which suddenly released on Saturday (Aug 10) to cash in on Thalaivaa`s postponement. In the fourth place is Pattathu Yaanai and at number five is Singam, due to lack of strong Tamil content.

Box-office top 5

1 Chennai Express

Cast : Deepika Padukone, Shah Rukh Khan, Sathyaraj
Director : Rohit Shetty
Trade Facts : Big Opening

Shahrukh Khan
No content, Loud & crass
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2 The Conjuring

Cast : Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Lili Taylor
Director : James Wan
Trade Facts : Hit

One of the most scary horror films, with a frightening climax
Follows horror film template with only minor changes
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3 Ainthu Ainthu Ainthu

Cast : Bharath, Chandni
Director : Sasi
Trade Facts : Decent opening

Bharath, Romance
Unbelievable, Too many songs
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4 Pattathu Yaanai

Cast : Santhanam, Vishal, Aishwarya Arjun
Director : Boopathy Pandian
Trade Facts : Flop

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5 Singam-2

Cast : Suriya, Anushka, Hansika, Santhanam, Vivek
Director : Hari
Trade Facts : Super Hit

Fast paced, Suriya
Low-IQ, deafeningly loud, un-apologetically crass
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Courtesy : Moviebuzz