By: Settu Shankar
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
Abhirami Ramanathan, the distributor of Shivaji in Chennai, is the happiest man in the world at the moment. Yes, he has recovered his investment on Superstar Rajini's Shivaji by the end of the 5th week of the films running. Box Office reports from Chennai confirmed that the film has collected around Rs.7.2 crores by its 5th week of release.
Shivaji is still rocking the city with a record run in 14 screens in the City and 26 Screens in the suburbs with the per screen average of 82 to 100 percent in its 5th week of running. In the beginning of the 6th week, the films collection is around Rs.7.2 crores gross. The distributor had invested 6.2 crores in the films distribution.
According to sources, the film is now running with 100 percent profit. The agreement that the theatre owners have signed is that the film will be kept running till the 100th day. Taking this itself into consideration, one can guess what range the films profits will be in.
Most the centres screening the film have reported shows that are house full. It has become very difficult to get a ticket to go see the film even when the film is in its 5th week. If things go as planned, the film will rule Box Office charts till the end of August. The only film that could prove to be an opposition to the film is Ajiths Kreedom. Lets see who wins when the movie finally releases.
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