By: Settu Shankar
Wednesday, August 01, 2007 Shivaji - The Boss has completed 50 days in nearly 800
theatres worldwide. It was the first film to ever have 17 theatres
in Chennai City and 24 theatres in the Chennai suburbs screening
it. At 50 days and running, it is still rocking the city. It has
beat all the new releases including Kreedom, Veerappu and
about 12 Hollywood movies.
Tomorrow the film will celebrate its 50th day of running.
Despite criticism from some quarters of a script that drags,
Superstar Rajini's charisma has sustained the film for it to run
for 50 days worldwide. He has managed to keep the Tamil audiences
enthusiasm glued to the film and has thereby helped the film get a
record collection at the theatres.
The most recent Box Office report is that the films collection
in Chennai itself is 10 crores. The investor spent on 6.2 crores on
it so far. Rajini has sen to it that the film remains in the Top 5
movies of the week. After the film come Ajith's Kreedom and
Sundar C's Veerappu. Despite the fall in the number of
theatres showing the film, the film still has maintained 90%
collection on weekdays and 100% collection on weekends.
has fallen slightly but has maintained its position no. 2 on the
top 5 movies list. Next is the Bruce Willis thriller Die
Hard. Following that is Sundar C's Veerappu. Megastar
Chiranjeevi's Shankardada Zindabad got an impressive opening
in Chennai this week. It was released on only two screens. It
seemed to pull through despite a poor response from Telugu film
audiences. Thee Nagar follows the film in the top 5 movies