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Top 10 Highest Grossing Tamil Movies 2016

Kollywood crossed nearly half of the year 2016. There are more than 90 films released in last five months in Tamil Cinema. But some films are doing good business in box office. Here we analyst the “Top 10 Highest Grossing Tamil Movies 2016” list based on the Behindwoods Chennai box office collection report and other box office sources. The report is only for January 2016 to May 2016 period.

Top 10 Highest Grossing Tamil Movies 2016

#10 Sethupathi

Sethupathi Movie Poster

Sethupathi is a action film written and directed by S. U. Arun Kumar. Produced by Shan Sutharsan under Vansan Movies, it features Vijay Sethupathi and Remya Nambeesan in the lead roles. Sethupathi is surely a hit film for Vijay Sethupathi. The film was released worldwide on February 19, 2016 and received positive reviews from critics and successful commercially. Sethupathi registered collections of Rs 6 crore (ref) on its opening weekend. In Chennai Sethupathi collects Rs.2,13,55,825 (ref) at 5 Weeks after the release.

#9 Manithan

Manithan Tamil Movie

Manithan is a courtroom thriller film directed by I. Ahmed released on April 29, 2016 to positive reviews. The film features and ensemble cast, including Udhayanidhi Stalin, Hansika Motwani, Radha Ravi, Prakash Raj, and Vivek. Aishwarya Rajesh, Krishna Kumar, and Suraj play supporting roles. Manithan movie collects Rs. 2,51,71,742 in its 4 week run at Chennai Box Office (ref). This movie collects 22 crore world wide against its 8 crore budget (ref). Finally Manithan is a highly successful movie for actor and producer Udhayanidhi Stalin.

#8 Pichaikaran

Vijay Antony's Pichaikaran Movie Audio Release Posters
Vijay Antony’s Pichaikaran Movie Audio Release Posters

Pichaikkaran action thriller film directed by Sasi, starring Vijay Antony in the lead role. The film released on 4 March 2016 and recieved positive reviews from critics. In the first weekend Pichaikaran movie collected more than 5.56 Crore worldwide. Pichaikaran movie collects Rs. 2,53,15,264 in Chennai alone at the end of the 5th week (ref). So Pichaikaran gets the 8th position in Top 10 Highest Grossing Tamil Movies 2016 list.

#7 Miruthan


Miruthan is a science fiction zombie thriller film written and directed by Shakti Soundar Rajan. The film stars Jayam Ravi and Lakshmi Menon in the leading roles. Miruthan was released on 19 February 2016 and received a positive reviews from critics. Miruthan collected 10.66 crores at the Tamilnadu box office in the opening weekend(ref). Ayangaran told Miruthan movie collects 20.13 (first 3 days)world wide box office in its opening weekend in its twitter page. However in Chennai Miruthan collects Rs.2,56,81,919 its its 3 weeks runs (ref).

#6 Kadhalum Kadanthu Pogum

Kadhalum Kadanthu Pogum

Kadhalum Kadanthu Pogum romantic comedy film written and directed by Nalan Kumarasamy. Produced by C. V. Kumar under Thirukumaran Entertainment banner, the film stars Vijay Sethupathi and Madonna Sebastian in the lead roles. In its opening weekend, the film collected 7.45 crore in Tamil Nadu from 327 screens, and 1.17 crore crore from 264 shows in Chennai. Overall, it was the highest opening in Vijay Sethupathi’s career. In the United States the film grossed $41,000 on its first day. In the United Kingdom, the film collected 1.59 crore (US$240,000) across 23 screens. In Australia, it earned 1.71 crore (US$250,000) and in Malaysia, 0.86 crore (US$130,000) (ref). Vijay Sethupathi is the only here who got 2 films in Top 10 Highest Grossing Tamil Movies 2016 list.

#5 Irudhi Suttru

IIrudhi Suttru

Irudhi Suttru is a sports drama film written and directed by Sudha Kongara. The film features R. Madhavan in the leading role as a boxing coach, with newcomer Ritika Singh as an aspiring boxer. Irudhi Suttru collected Rs. 3,21,58,131 in Chennai box office at the end of 5th week (ref). This movie had collected Rs 56.98 lakh by the end of its first weekend in US.

#4 Thozha

Thozha Movie

Thozha (Oopiri in Telugu) is an Indian Telugu-Tamil dramedy film directed by Vamsi Paidipally. The film was released worldwide on 25 March 2016 to positive reception from critics. The film grossed 85.35 crore (US$13 million) in India and 14.45 crore (US$2.1 million) in overseas. Oopiri/Thozha collected 97.8 crore (US$15 million) in final run and delivering share 52.31 crore (US$7.8 million) at the box office.

#3 Rajini Murugan


Rajini Murugan is a comedy family entertaining film written and directed by Ponram. The film has Sivakarthikeyan and Soori in the lead roles, while Keerthi Suresh , Rajkiran and Samuthirakani play supporting roles. Rajini Murugan is a Blockbuster movie at the box office. This movie collected 44.32 crores in Tamilnadu (Rs. 3,54,28,047 in Chennai), 2.86 crores in Karnataka, 2.91 Crores in Kerala and its totally collected 63.60 crores worldwide (ref). Sivakarthikeyan Rajini Murugan deserves the place #3 in Highest Grossing Tamil Movies 2016.

#2 24

24 the movie poster

24 is a science fiction thriller film written and directed by Vikram Kumar. Based on the concept of time-travel, the film stars actor Surya in triple roles, with actresses Samantha and Nithya Menen in lead roles. 24 grossed an estimated 73.8 crore (US$11 million) on its worldwide opening weekend, second highest three-day weekend for a South Indian film after Baahubali: The Beginning. In the 24 movie collected Rs. 5,15,46,476 in 4 weeks. This movie still running in theatres.

#1 Theri

Theri Movie Poster 2
Theri Movie Poster 2

Ilayathalapathi movie Theri is in the #1 position of Highest Grossing Tamil Movies 2016 list. Theri action drama film written and directed by Atlee and produced by Kalaipuli S. Thanu. The film features Vijay, Samantha and Amy Jackson in the lead roles, while Mahendran, Prabhu and Raadhika Sarathkumar amongst others form an ensemble cast. By the end of its first 7 days in theatres, the film had grossed Rs. 100 crore (US$15 million). The film collected $236,367 in Australia, $16,929 in New Zealand, $24,828 in Norway and $399,933 in United Kingdom (ref). Theri movie collected Rs. 10,10,33,126 in Chennai box office and its a big record. This movie collected 184 crores world wide and its still running in theatres already crossed 50 day celebration.

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