Last week saw two major non-Tamil releases at Chennai Box Office -- Hollywood fantasy adventure Ice Age Collision Course and Bollywood adult comedy Great Grand Masti.
Here is the Catch round-up of the Chennai Box Office this week.
1) Dhilluku Dhuddu
Santhanam's Dhilluku Dhuddu continued its dominance during its second weekend with more than 90% occupancy in most of the ticket windows of Chennai. The Rambala directorial has minted around Rs 80 lakh in its second weekend and the total collections now stand at Rs 2.90 crore to become all-time highest grosser for Santhanam in Chennai. The film also turned out to be 2016's third big hit after Vijay's Theri and Suriya's 24.
2) Ice Age Collision Course
After an average first day, Hollywood animation film, Ice Age Collision Course has picked up quite well on Saturday and Sunday. The fantasy adventure, which was released on 13 screens in Chennai with around 170 shows has completed the opening weekend on an average note by Rs 45 lakh at the Chennai Box Office.
Similar to Dhilluku Dhuddu, the Salman Khan-Anushka starrer Sultan was unstoppable at the Chennai Box Office. The film had the second non-Tamil second weekend after The Jungle Book and was rock steady across the cinemas of Chennai with 85% collections. The film has crossed the coveted Rs 2 crore mark in Chennai, which is outstanding for a non-Tamil film. Not only in Chennai, the Salman Khan film is doing phenomenal business in other parts of Tamil Nadu as well. By the end of 12-day theatrical run, Sultan has achieved the blockbuster status all over in Tamil Nadu.
Appa, the low-budget film written, produced, and directed by Samuthirakani, has turned out to be the surprise hit of the year. The film has minted Rs 13 lakh on its third weekend and the family entertainer has so far grossed nearly Rs 1 crore from Chennai cinemas alone.
5) Great Grand Masti
The second new release of the week, Great Grand Masti had a disappointing opening weekend at Chennai Box Office. The film was a nonstarter from day 1 and the outright negative reviews have worked against the film. On its opening weekend, the adult-comedy has collected a poor Rs 12 lakh from nearly 80 shows at Chennai Box Office.