Ranking based on Chennai Box Office Collections from Dec 31st 2012 to Jan 06th 2013
Week : 8
Total collections in Chennai : Rs. 13,42,28,583
Verdict: Blockbuster
No. Shows in Chennai (Weekend): 48
Average Theatre Occupancy (Weekend): 20%
Collection in Chennai (Weekend): Rs. 2,90,274
No. Shows in Chennai (Weekdays): 60
Average Theatre Occupancy (Weekdays): 15%
Collection in Chennai (Weekdays): Rs. 2,02,722
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Production: Kalaipuli S. Dhanu
Cast: Jayaram, Kajal Aggarwal , Sathyan, Vidyut Jamwal, Vijay
Direction: A. R. Murugadoss
Music: Harris Jayaraj
Cinematography: Santosh Sivan
Singers: Andrea, Bombay Jayashri, Chinmayi, Devan, Hariharan, Instrumental, Javed Ali, Karthik, Krish, Krishna Iyer, Narayanan, Rajeev (Rap), Ranina Reddy, Rap – Joe, Satyan, Sayanora Philip, Sharmila, Tippu, Vijay, Vijay Prakash
Lyrics : Karky, Na. Muthukumar, Pa. Vijay, Viveka
Distribution: Gemini Film Circuit

The Murugadoss – Vijay team has pulled it off with a stylishly crafted, tautly written and neatly acted-out action thriller. In his new avatar, Vijay could give any other fashionable hero a run for his money and Kajal is his perfect arm candy.

Trade Talk

The movie has made its producers good money and it’s still going good in weekends in multiplexes.

Public Talk

Thuppakki is going to Hindi with Akshay Kumar and Sonakshi Sinha in the lead.


Dec 24th 2012 to Dec 30th 2012
No. Shows in Chennai (Weekend) : 48
Ave Theatre occupancy (weekend) : 25%
Collection in Chennai (Weekend) : Rs. 2,66,138
No. Shows in Chennai  (Weekdays) : 72
Ave Theatre occupancy (Weekdays) : 15%
Collection in Chennai (Weekdays) : Rs. 2,50,578

Vijay plays an army officer from a Tamil family based in Mumbai, in his coming together film with Murugadoss. Kajal Agarwal plays the movie’s female lead.

Trade Talk :

Thanks to Murugadoss playing his cards right in the action thriller segment, the movie ended up doing good business and is a declared hit.

Public Talk :

Thuppakki seems to be on the verge of giving Vijay an urban makeover with its stylishly directed action sequences.

Dec 17th 2012 to Dec 23rd 2012
No. Shows in Chennai (Weekend) : 51
Ave Theatre occupancy (weekend) : 25%
Collection in Chennai (Weekend) : Rs. 2,86,185
No. Shows in Chennai  (Weekdays) : 92
Ave Theatre occupancy (Weekdays) : 17%
Collection in Chennai (Weekdays) : Rs. 3,41,427

Thuppakki is the coming together of Murugadoss and Vijay and the combination has proved to be successful. Vijay and Kajal Aggarwal are paired with each other in this action thriller, set in the backdrop of the Indian Army.

Trade Talk :

After the final accounts are tallied, looks like Thuppakki will emerge as the biggest blockbuster of the year leaving behind the other hits in its wake.

Public Talk :

Vijay has more or less reclaimed his box office status after what seemed to be a slump for a couple of years.

Dec 10th 2012 to Dec 16th 2012
No. Shows in Chennai (Weekend) : 93
Ave Theatre occupancy (weekend) : 40%
Collection in Chennai (Weekend) : Rs. 9,63,762
No. Shows in Chennai  (Weekdays) : 236
Ave Theatre occupancy (Weekdays) : 25%
Collection in Chennai (Weekdays) : Rs. 19,12,040

As if to prove that Vijay can be in a stylish action entertainer, Murugadoss spun a tale of thrilling action with an Army backdrop. Kajal Aggarwal and Vidyut Jamwal are the other two notable leads of the movie.

Trade Talk :

What with enviable collections so far, the movie is still going strong and is one of the blockbusters of the year.

Public Talk :

Thuppakki’s success has put Murugadoss back on the pedestal! Talks about his next with Ajith are slowly doing the rounds.

Dec 03rd 2012 to Dec 09th 2012
No. Shows in Chennai (Weekend) : 366
Ave Theatre occupancy (weekend) : 55%
Collection in Chennai (Weekend) : Rs. 89,95,635
No. Shows in Chennai  (Weekdays) : 476
Ave Theatre occupancy (Weekdays) : 32%
Collection in Chennai (Weekdays) : Rs. 71,14,917

Murugadoss has woven his commercial magic and has given Vijay a facelift of sorts with this stylishly made action thriller. Thuppakki has Kajal Aggarwal playing the female lead and Vidyut Jamwal as the suave villain.

Trade Talk :

Thuppakki could easily be the blockbuster film of the year after the final collection results are out.

Public Talk :

Much has been discussed about Thuppakki and Vijay has moved on to his untitled next project with director AL Vijay.

Nov 26th 2012 to Dec 02nd 2012
No. Shows in Chennai (Weekend) : 453
Ave Theatre occupancy (weekend) : 50%
Collection in Chennai (Weekend) : Rs. 94,58,040
No. Shows in Chennai  (Weekdays) : 628
Ave Theatre occupancy (Weekdays) : 37%
Collection in Chennai (Weekdays) : Rs. 99,52,829

Thuppakki brings Murugadoss and Vijay together for the first time and the association has proven to be more than satisfactory. The result is a racy, stylish and action packed product with little room for monotony.

Trade Talk :

Without a doubt, Thuppakki can be categorized as among the blockbusters of the year and a Diwali hit as well.

Public Talk :

Is Vijay launching a new channel? That’s what the latest coffee table rumors suggest!

Nov 19th 2012 to Nov 25th 2012
No. Shows in Chennai (Weekend) : 624
Ave Theatre occupancy (weekend) : 90%
Collection in Chennai (Weekend) : Rs. 2,15,26,074
No. Shows in Chennai  (Weekdays) : 720
Ave Theatre occupancy (Weekdays) : 80%
Collection in Chennai (Weekdays) : Rs. 2,43,07,648

The Vijay – Murugadoss action thriller is the most stylish movie yet for both the actor as well as the director. Sleekly directed, neatly written and ably performed, Thuppakki is a Diwali bonanza for Vijay fans and others.

Trade Talk :

Thuppakki’s business is simply enviable with theaters across the city still being close to full.

Public Talk :

Last heard, Vijay is throwing party after party to celebrate the Thuppakki success.

Nov 12th 2012 to Nov 18th 2012
No. Shows in Chennai (Weekend) : 705
Ave Theatre occupancy (weekend) : 99%
Collection in Chennai (Weekend) : Rs. 2,54,46,346
No. Shows in Chennai  (Weekdays) : 660
Ave Theatre occupancy (Weekdays) : 94%
Collection in Chennai (Weekdays) : Rs. 2,29,13,968

Vijay’s Diwali mission is the super stylish and well crafted Thuppakki by A R Murugadoss. The action thriller is partly set in Mumbai and Vijay has Kajal Aggarwal for company.

Trade Talk :

The movie opened to very good response and critical acclaim followed. Now it looks like its safe at the box office for at least another month.

Public Talk :

Murugadoss has gained momentum with his writing and direction, delivering an exciting thriller.

Ranking based on Chennai Box Office collection from the following areas:

Adambakkam, Anna Saalai, Adyar, Ambattur, Aminjikarai, Ashok Nagar, Avadi, Ayanavaram, Chrompet, Egmore, Injambakkam, Kanathur, Karapakkam, Kilpauk, Kolathur, Koyambedu, Madippakkam, Minjur, Moolakadai, Mount Road, Mylapore, Nanganallur, Navalur, Perambur, Purasaiwakkam, Redhills, Royapet, Royapuram, Saidapet, T Nagar, Thiruvanmiyur, Tondiarpet, Vadapalani, Villivakkam, Virugambakkam, West Mambalam



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