Kollywood produced over 200 movies in 2016. The first half of the year was dull, but the second half witnessed a couple of hits at the box office. The demonetization move had a huge impact on the business of films in the last couple of months. Chennai is one of the biggest markets for Tamil movies.
The Rajinikanth starrer tops the list by having made over Rs 12 crore at the Chennai box office. The movie had over 4,000 shows in its life time in the capital city of Tamil Nadu.
Vijay's Theri is the second highest grossing Tamil movies in Chennai in 2016. But the movie was liked by the family audience, eventually helping it to become a hit at the Chennai box office.
Siva Karthikeyan's career took a big boost in 2016. The actor moved from nowhere to the league of A-list actors. The consistent performance of his films helped him gain more popularity.
Iru Mugan performed well despite getting mixed reviews. The movie, which was released on September 7, earned close to Rs 6 crore at the Chennai box office.
Gautham Menon directorial venture earned over Rs 5.55 crore from over 1,900 shows in Chennai.
Suriya, Samantha and Nithya Menon movie 24 was a moderate hit at the box office and the movie had earned around Rs 5.5 crore.
Thozha starred Karthi and Nagarjuna in the lead roles. Tamannah paired opposite Karthi and the movie was dubbed in Telugu.
It is Siva Karthikeyan's second movie in the list after Remo.