Thursday, June 30, 2005

Anniyan - Follow up

Chennai City Anniyan grossed 1 crore in the first week alone
Sathyam Cinemas alone contributed 27 laks for the first 2 weeks.
(Does this include the "theatre sponsored black tickets" called VIP shows that were held as early as 7.30 a.m.)

Other Areas
Coimbatore City : 41 laks
Salem : 71 laks (10 prints)
Andhra : 1.27 crores
Kerala : 60 laks
Karnataka : 50 laks
Tamilnadu (overall) : 10.2 crores

So Anniyan has done business (gross) worth 13 crores in the first week alone. Probably the costliest movie ever produced in Tamilnadu warrants the biggest returns, but is the movie worth it? As someone said there are so many people who want to visit the world in 40 Rs...

Having a very conservative estimate about the movie tickets, (say around 40 Rs), (The average price of a ticket would be around 20 - 30 in the B and C centres and 60 in the A centres), this means that around 25 lak Tamilians would have watched the movie in the first 2 weeks alone, which is incredulous. (I am safely assuming that no1 would want to watch the same movie twice within 2 weeks).

The population of Tamilnadu is around 6211000 which means that one person in 20 tamilians has watched the movie withing the first week of release !!!

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