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Jilla, Veeram Chennai box office : Veeram takes top spot

Chennai, Jan 21 (): This year has started with a bright note for the film traders as both Jilla and Veeram have done a good business and has been declared hits. Even though the difference between the collections of the films are marginal, Jilla has collected more than Veeram in the worldwide collections chart.

But, when considering the Chennai box-office alone, the collections have been excellent for both the films. The two big movies Ilayathalapathy Vijay`s Jilla and Thala Ajith`s Veeram have been making merry. Both the films have taken to a huge opening in Chennai and continue to perform well. Both these films dominated nearly 85 % of the screens and shows in Chennai city.

“Jilla” was leading “Veeram” at the end of the first weekend (10 to 12 January) in Chennai. The Vijay-Mohanlal starrer is estimated to have garnered Rs 1.32 crore in its opening weekend in Chennai, whereas Veeram film earned Rs 1.23 crore. But, as per the Chennai box office reports given by Behindwoods, at the end of the second weekend, “Veeram” has managed to overtake “Jilla” and take the top spot at Chennai box office.

Chennai Box Office Collections (Jan 13 to Jan 19 2014 as quoted by behindwoods.com)

Veeram

Week : 2
Total collections in Chennai : Rs. 3,92,05,597
Verdict: Grand Opening
No. Shows in Chennai (Weekend): 276
Average Theatre Occupancy (Weekend): 85%
Collection in Chennai (Weekend): Rs. 1,08,14,206
No. Shows in Chennai (Weekdays): 412
Average Theatre Occupancy (Weekdays): 90%
Collection in Chennai (Weekdays): Rs. 1,60,60,374

Jilla

Week : 2
Total collections in Chennai : Rs. 3,86,02,680
Verdict: Grand Opening
No. Shows in Chennai (Weekend): 249
Average Theatre Occupancy (Weekend): 85%
Collection in Chennai (Weekend): Rs. 96,07,329
No. Shows in Chennai (Weekdays): 400
Average Theatre Occupancy (Weekdays): 90%
Collection in Chennai (Weekdays): Rs. 1,57,49,442

Usually Chennai city and Chengalpet collections are taken as Chennai city collections by the distributor as the distributors for both the areas are the same.

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