Behindwoods reports that “Puli” has raked in Rs 2.84 crore in its first weekend at the Chennai box office. The movie had 465 shows, in which it enjoyed an average of 90% occupancy in the four days. Indeed, it has smashed the record of “Baahubali”, which had collected Rs 1.66 crore from 363 shows from its two versions (Tamil and Telugu).
“Puli” has also performed better than the movies, which have been in theatres for the past few weeks. Nayantara’s latest release “Maya” had 90 shows last weekend, from which it has earned Rs 19.38 lakh. The total collection of the flick now stands at Rs 2.68 crore by the end of its third weekend.
“Thani Oruvan” had 54 shows and raked in Rs 9.12 lakh. The Jayam Ravi and Arvind Swamy starrer has so far collected Rs 6.33 crore by the end of its sixth weekend. The Vijay starrer is expected to break this record by next weekend.