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Chennai Box-Office – Republic Day Weekend – January 23 to 26

Tuesday, 27 January, 2015, 02:05

The Republic Day CBO boomed. The holiday mood continues as footfalls were as good as during the Pongal season in Chennai theatres. I continues to dominate the CBO and grew to become a super hit.I is the clear number one by a mile at the CBO. All other films put together are not able to reach the collections of the Shankar extravaganza. The Vikram-Amy Jackson starrer has grossed around Rs 7.50 Crore from Chennai city in 12 days. It means a share around Rs 3 Crore, after paying a 30% entertainment tax of the gross.At number two is Akshay Kumar's pop patriotic Baby, which opened well thanks to large multiplex screens and good WOM. In the third place is GV Prakash's Darling which held on in its second week due to positive reports and increased screens.In the fourth place is Vishal's Sundar C directed Aambala which has dropped as film carries mixed reports. And in the fifth place is Clint Eastwood directed American Sniper, worldwide hit, released in limited shows and screens in Chennai and going houseful every show!

Box-office top 5

1 I

Cast : Vikram, Amy Jackson, Santhanam, Suresh Gopi, Upen Patel, Ramkumar, Ojas Rajani
Director : Shankar
Trade Facts : Super Hit

Vikram, Vikram, Vikram, Granduer
Nothing new storywise, Climax, Weak villains
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2 Baby

Cast : Akshay Kumar, Taapsee Pannu, Rana Daggubati, Anupam Kher, Kay Kay Menon, Danny Denzongpa, Madhurima Tulli
Director : Neeraj Pandey
Trade Facts : Good opening

Slick, Engaging, Action scenes
Escapist film, jingoistic tone, Heavily borrowed from many films.
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3 Darling

Cast : GV Prakash Kumar, Naan Kadavul Rajendran, Nikki Galrani
Director : Sam Anton
Trade Facts : Super Hit

Comedy, packaging
Predictable climax, Long drawn out flashback
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4 Aambala

Cast : Vishal, Hansika, Santhanam, Prabhu, Ramya
Director : Sundar C
Trade Facts : Hit

Comedy, Packaging, songs
Crass, predictable, Loud
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5 American Sniper

Cast : Bradley Cooper
Director : Clint Eastwood
Trade Facts : Good opening

Bradley Cooper, thought-provoking
Jingoistic
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Courtesy : Moviebuzz