Check out how Hero and Thambi fared in Chennai on day 1

With Christmas season and vacations starting, filmmakers are capitalizing the opportunity by releasing two of the much-anticipated films- Thambi by Jeethu Joseph, starring Karthi and Hero by PS Mithran, starring Sivakarthikeyan. The former is a family thriller and the latter is a vigilante superhero film. Both the films which released yesterday opened to good response in theaters. Their only competitor was Salman Khan's Dabangg 3 which got a Tamil version. In Chennai city, Hero grossed 54 lakhs and Thambi grossed 33 lakhs on its opening day. Dabangg 3, meanwhile, fetched 11 lakhs. The next big release in Kollywood is Rajinikanth's Darbar, by AR Murugadoss which comes on big screen for Pongal.

Hero (Tamil) Sivakarthikeyan Karthi