Rajinikanth's "Kabali" has turned out to be a big hit at the domestic box office. The film has done a record-breaking business in India and is now moving closer towards the Rs. 200 crore-mark in the country.
As per the latest trade reports, "Kabali" has grossed approximately Rs. 196 crore at the domestic box office with a net income of Rs. 169 crore from the three versions (Tamil, Telugu and Hindi). The distributor's share stands at Rs. 102 crore in India.
In its home territory of Tamil Nadu, "Kabali" has grossed Rs. 73 crore with a distributor share of Rs. 47 crore. As the Rajinikanth-starrer has got 30 percent entertainment tax exemption from the state government, the gross collection is almost equal to the net collection of the film.
The movie has raked in Rs. 30 crore at the Andhra and Telangana box office with a net income of Rs. 33 crore, and the distributor's share stands at Rs. 22 crore. "Kabali" has collected Rs. 30 crore in Karnataka with a net income of Rs. 23 crore and the distributor's share is Rs. 12 crore.
The film has minted Rs. 16 crore in Kerala with a net income of Rs. 13 crore and the distributor's share stands at Rs. 7.5 crore. From the South Indian states, the Rajinikanth-starrer has grossed Rs. 156 crore (with net income of Rs. 142 crore and distributor's share of Rs. 88.5 crore).
It has grossed Rs. 40 crore (all versions) from rest of India with a net income of Rs. 27 crore. The distributor's share is Rs. 13.5 crore.
"Kabali" has been made with a budget of Rs. 100 crore. The movie had raked in about Rs. 225 crore from the sales of distribution and audio rights and through various other deals. It has turned out to be a profitable venture for distributors and exhibitors in Tamil Nadu and Kerala. But it is yet to recover its investments in a few regions, including Karnataka.
[1 lakh = 100,000 | 1 crore = 10 million | 100 crore = 1 billion]