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Chennai Box Office: Dharma Durai off to a good start, Kabali & Joker make a strong comeback

Sree Prasad Nair | Updated on: 25 August 2016, 14:21 IST

Last Friday, 19 August, saw the release of two films at the Chennai Box Office. The Vijay Sethupathi, Tamannaah-starrer Dharma Durai and Srikanth, Santhanam, Sunaina-starrer Nambiyaar. Here is a look at how they fared:

Dharma Durai

Vijay Sethupathi's Dharma Durai opened to a good start at the Chennai Box Office during its first weekend, despite receiving mixed reviews.

The Seenu Ramasamy-directorial has been praised for the plot and the performance of the lead cast. However, the film was also slammed for its over-dramatic moments in the second-half.

On its opening weekend, Dharma Durai minted Rs 1.15 crore from 290 shows at the Chennai Box Office.

Joker

Raju Murugan's social-satire film, Joker, made a strong comeback on its second weekend at the Chennai Box Office. The film, which opened at No 5 on its opening weekend, has minted Rs 20 lakh on its second weekend.

The total collection of the Guru Somasundaram, Ramya Pandian-starrer now stands at Rs 67 lakh and is likely to be declared a 'Hit' soon.

Kabali

Like Joker, the Rajanikanth-starrer Kabali also made an excellent comeback at the Chennai Box Office. On its fifth weekend, the Thalaivar-starrer has overpowered the second weekend collections of Akshay Kumar-starrer Rustom and Hrithik Roshan's Mohenjo Daro.

The Pa Ranjith film, which is already a blockbuster, has so far minted Rs 12.20 crore from its theatrical run at Chennai Box Office so far.

Nambiyaar

The other new release this week, Nambiyaar, opened to negative reviews from critics. The Srikanth-Santhanam starrer, which was touted to be a science fiction comedy, has failed to entertain the audience at the Box Office.

On its opening weekend, the Ganesha-directorial grossed a poor Rs 9 lakh from 60 shows at the Chennai Box Office.

Rustom fails to beat Sultan collections

After an excellent first week, Akshay Kumar's Rustom has dropped considerably at the Chennai Box Office. The film, which has opened to more than Rs 50 lakh on its opening weekend, was expected to cross the collections of Salman Khan's Sultan. However, a huge reduction of screens on its second weekend has worked against the courtroom drama.

The Tinu Suresh Desai-directorial had a massive 160 shows on its opening weekend, but reduced to just 25 shows on its second weekend. By the end of second weekend Rustom has grossed Rs 72 lakh at Chennai Box Office.

First published: 25 August 2016, 14:21 IST
 
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