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Last Friday, 3 movies were released together taking on each other at the box office. While Naaigal Jaakirthai starring a Belgian Shepherd dog and Sibiraj was a different attempt, Vanmam was a tale of friendship featuring Vijay Sethupathi and Kreshna. Kaadu though was a huge disappointment which meant that the competition would be between Naaigal Jaakirthai and Vanmam. So how has these 3 movies fared so far at the box office over the weekend? The results have been surprising so far.
Naaigal Jaakirathai which opened up to positive reviews has managed to rake in 31,30,023 rupees so far in Chennai alone which is considered as an above average opening for the first 3 days. In Chennai, the movie was aired 141 times and enjoyed 65 percent of theatre occupancy. But the surprise factor creeps in when we look at the box office collections of Vanmam.
Vanmam, in spite of receiving average reviews with some movie critics calling it a below average movie, it has gone on to collect a whopping 55,92,164 rupees so far easily surpassing Naaigal Jaakirathai. Vanmam also enjoyed more shows (201) when compared with Sibiraj's starrer but the average theatre occupancy over the weekend was a mere 55 percent.
Kaadu has not managed to pull in massive crowd to watch the movie at theatres as it has collected a meagre 2,85,548 rupees. It was also aired just 33 times in the city and had a poor 35 percent theatre occupancy earning it a 'below average opening' label.
The numbers are bound to change this week as Naaigal Jaakirathai enjoyed better reviews from experts when compared with Vanmam. This could also spell disaster for Kaadu as it is likely to be left out of the race with Vanmam and Naaigal Jaakirathai expected to lock horns with each other over the next few days.
For your convenience we have mentioned all three reviews of the above mentioned movies here: