Chennai, Nov 4 (): Both 7am Arivu and Velayutham had a grand opening and have been grossing big box-office collections.
Tamil cinemas were on a roll this Diwali with tough competition between Suriya and Vijay’s films 7am Arivu and Velayudham respectively. But the box office report easily points out to which film made it and which tanked. Suriya’s 7am Arivu stood out as a clear winner according to the opening week sales.
According to box office reports, 7am Arivu earned about Rs. 37 crore, whereas Velayudham managed to collect Rs. 31 crore in the first week. Till date ‘7am Arivu’ has collected Rs. 40.5 Crores and ‘Velayutham’ Rs. 40 Crores at box-office. The competition is still neck and neck and looks like this competition will end in a draw.
Shahrukh Khan’s Ra.One dubbed in Tamil has also been rated at No 3 at the Tamil box office. In about three days, Ra.One managed to collect about Rs. 6 crore.
‘7am Arivu’ was made with a whopping budget of Rs. 84 Crores and ‘Velayutham’, Rs. 45 Crores. Both the films are still running to packed halls and making big collections.
It is said that the state government’s permission to increase the screenings during the 5-day weekend have helped the producers of both the films to large extent. The collections of 7am Arivu are expected to slow down, as the theatre owners are now planning to reduce the number of screenings thereby increasing Velayudham.
The entire dynamics will change after that. Let us wait and watch what the collections for the second week would turn out to be!