Irrfan Khan's "Madaari" (Madari) and the Hindi version of Rajinikanth's "Kabali" had a good first week run at the box office. Both the films – "Madaari" and "Kabali" – fetched decent numbers at the box office in seven days.
The Irrfan-starrer minted Rs. 30.60 crore gross income (Rs. 21.65 crore nett) at the domestic box office, according to a press release. The box office collection declined after its opening weekend, but still it managed to rake in Rs. 10.4 crore nett income from its weekdays run.
Directed by Nishikanth Kamat, the thriller drama features Jimmy Shergill, Vishesh Bansal, Tushar Dalvi, Nitish Pandey and Ayesha Raza in the pivotal roles. "Madaari" has been produced by Paramhans Creations Productions, and distributed by Vashu Bhagnani's Pooja Entertainment and Films.
The Hindi version of Rajinikanth-starrer "Kabali" had a better first-week run compared to "Madaari." The box office collection of "Kabali" is approximately 33 percent higher than "Madaari."
"Kabali" first week box office earnings from the North India market stands at Rs. 28 crore nett and gross stands at Rs. 40 crore. "#Kabali Mon 2.95 cr, Tue 2.40 cr, Wed 1.90 cr, Thu 1.60 cr. Total: ₹ 28 cr nett [Gross: ₹ 40 cr]. NORTH INDIA markets [Hindi+Tamil+Telugu]," trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted.
"Kabali" had a good start and remained steady in its opening weekend, but the film failed to maintain the hype post that. The collections of "Kabali" were compared to the last big south release "Baahubali: The Beginnng," but the latter had a good hold at the north market even after its first week run. On the other hand, "Kabali" witnessed a big drop and with a big Bollywood release "Dishoom" the collection of the Rajinikanth-starrer is not expected to show any improvement.