'Kabali' crosses ‘Baahubali’ benchmark, but fails to beat ‘Sultan’ collection records at overseas box office. Pictured: A new movie still from the Rajinikanth-starrer.PR Handout

Rajinikanth's "Kabali" has made a superb collection at the overseas box office in its first weekend. It has crossed the benchmark set by "Baahubali," but failed to smash the international business records of "Sultan."

"Kabali" was released in over 1000 screens in key international markets on July 22. The movie was premiered in some foreign countries on Thursday night (July 21) and it got good response everywhere. The film shattered all the business records of Indian cinema in the paid previews.

The Rajinikanth starrer registered good response on Friday and maintained rock-steady hold on Saturday and Sunday. As per the early estimates, "Kabali" has collected approximately US$4,938,631 at the U.S., Canada, U.K., Australia, Malaysia and Germany box office in the first weekend.

"Baahubali: The Beginning" has collected $4.5 million at the box office in the above mentioned countries in its opening weekend. It was the highest grossing South Indian film in these countries in the opening weekend. "Kabali" has shattered its total collection record, but the Rajinikanth starrer has failed to beat its business records in the U.S. and Australia.

"Sultan" has collected approximately US$13.73 million in the above-mentioned foreign countries in its opening weekend. "Kabali" has beaten the records of the Salman Khan starrer in the U.S. and Malaysia, but failed to do so in other international markets. The Rajinikanth starrer has also failed to break its total international collection record.

Here is the table detailing the collections of "Kabali," "Baahubali" and "Sultan" in the U.S., Canada, the U.K, Australia, Malaysia, New Zealand and Germany in their opening weekend. These numbers are based on the reports of Bollywood Hungama and may vary from the actual figures released by their makers.

Country Kabali Baahubali Sultan
US $3,616,002 $2,722,731 $4,423,339
Canada US$248,053 US$103,187 US$6,17,134
UK £278,768 £32,063 £1,034,641
Australia A$13,000 A$35,849 A$7,92,290
New Zealand NA NA NZ$380,624
Malaysia MYR 2,826,116 MYR140,201 MYR448,837
Germany €6,336 NA €44,527
Total US$4.93 million US$4.5 million US$13.73 million
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