"Kabali" was said to have earned over Rs. 675 crore at the worldwide box office in 13 days. But now, trade experts have denied the news and said that the film has done well but not made the aforementioned collection.
A trade expert spoke to International Business Times India on the condition of anonymity and said: "The reports of "Kabali" doing Rs. 675 crore are not true. Some leading online publications have been falsely reporting about the numbers about the box office collection of Rajinikanth's film for the last 13 days. The numbers posted by them clearly shows that it is written without doing a proper research."
"The funniest part of the story is that they have added the pre-release business with its box office collection which shows that they are not aware of how a film's business is calculated as they report "Kabali" to have grossed over Rs. 675 crore worldwide in 13 days," he added.
The trade expert admits: "'Kabali'" has done exceedingly well in some centres and broken several records and as per the estimations the film has grossed over Rs. 350 crore and not Rs. 675 crore as reported by a section of media."
As per trade tracker Ramesh, "Kabali" grossed Rs.205 crore in India and Rs. 104 crore in overseas to take its 10-day total to Rs. 309 crore. His post goes on to just prove that the film has not grossed over Rs. 675 crore.
Nonetheless, "Kabali" has turned out to be a successful venture for the producer, distributors and exhibitors. The makers' smart promotional campaigns helped the Pa Ranjith's flick to earn good profits.
"Kabali" was released on July 22 in three languages (Tamil, Telugu and Hindi). It was released in over 4500 screens worldwide and grossed an earth-shattering Rs. 87.5 crore on the first day. The movie approximately made Rs. 210 crore in its first weekend.
The movie has performed well in Tamil Nadu, Kerala and done some notable business in some North Indian centres. Among the overseas centres, it has come out with flying colours in the U.S. and Malaysia.
[1 lakh = 100,000 | 1 crore = 10 million | 100 crore = 1 billion]