The latest Tamil movie "Kabali" has been doing roaring business worldwide upon its release on Friday, July 22. The Rajinikanth-starrer, which is set to become the highest grossing movie of the superstar, has already rocked the Kerala box office with a fabulous response on its opening day.
According to trade analysts, the Pa. Ranjith movie has earned approximately more than Rs. 4.27 crore with a net amount of Rs. 3.5 crore on its first day at the Kerala box office after hitting as many as 306 screens with more than 2,000 shows. The Rajini-starrer would thus have shattered the collection record of Vikram's "I" and Vijay's "Theri." The movies are said to have minted approximately Rs. 3.19 crore and Rs. 3.16 crore, respectively, on their opening day in Kerala, where Tamil movies have a good market.
The gangster-themed movie, despite receiving mixed response from the fans of the superstar, collected Rs. 29.95 lakh on the first day from multiplexes in Kochi. The movie, which has been distributed in Kerala by Mohanlal's Maxlab, witnessed tremendous booking on the second day as well, with 82 shows at the mulplexes alone.
Analysts have estimated that "Kabali" has grossed more than Rs. 40 crore worldwide, shattering the opening day records of all other Indian movies till date. However, producer Kalaipuli S Thanu or the makers are yet to make a formal announcement on the collection figures of the action thriller.