The all-time top Chennai city grossers list saw a notable change recently, with the entry of Thala Ajith’s Viswasam in the Top 5, overtaking Thalapathy Vijay’s Mersal. Remarkably, both the Pongal releases are now in the Top 5, with Petta at the 3rd spot. After 39 days, Petta has grossed 15.56 crore in Chennai, while Viswasam has grossed 13.13 crore. The all time Top 5 list is as follows:
As we can see, 4 of the Top 5 films have released in the past 4 months, with Baahubali 2 being the only older release. These are some really good times at the Tamil Nadu box office indeed!
Santhanam’s Dhilluku Dhuddu 2 is the 3rd solid hit for the industry this year after the Pongal blockbusters. The film has grossed a very good 3.45 crore in 11 days of its run so far, and is sure to cross the 4 crore mark eventually. The film is expected to gross around 20 crore in Tamil Nadu by the end of its run. At a time when films of established heroes like STR (Vandha Rajavadhan Varuven) and Karthi (Dev) haven’t been able to strike the right chord with the audience, Santhanam has quietly managed to score a resounding hit.