There was no doubt about the fact that Shankar - Vikram's 'I' was one of the biggest grossers ever in Tamil cinema history. But the film wasn't given an outright blockbuster verdict till now, due to the high investments involved for the stakeholders.
Over the past 5 weeks since the release of the movie, 'I' has been super steady in Chennai city after the initial opening blitz, despite the back to back releases of biggies such as Yennai Arindhaal and Anegan. At the end of the 5th weekend, the gross collections in the city have been estimated by Behindwoods to be around 9.57 crores and the film has been promoted to the blockbuster verdict. Initially it was given a Superhit verdict at the end of the 3rd weekend, it must be noted.
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Ranking based on Chennai Box Office Collections from Feb 09th 2015 to Feb 15th 2015
Week : 5
Total collections in Chennai : Rs. 9,56,83,173
Chennai city verdict: Blockbuster
No. Shows in Chennai (Weekend): 45
Collection in Chennai (Weekend): Rs. 4,96,287
No. Shows in Chennai (Weekdays): 104
Collection in Chennai (Weekdays): Rs. 9,45,028
'I' bags the blockbuster verdict finally at the Chennai box-office. Its performance has been steady despite back to back releases of the biggies, Yennai Arindhaal and Anegan.
Credits : Behindwoods.com