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.
Kreedom 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 list