Rajinikanth is all set to create history in the U.S. with his latest movie "Kabali." The Tamil superstar's film is getting ready to do a record business from the premiere shows in the U.S. and is expected to shatter the records of "Bahubali," which is also spelt as "Baahubali."
"Kabali" is releasing in above 450 screens in the U.S. in two versions (Tamil and Telugu). Cashing in on the huge craze around the movie, Cine Galaxy, the distributor for the region, has decided to release the movie in as many screens as possible and aims to release the multilingual film in 500 screens, which will be a new record for a South Indian movie.
However, the exact locations of the premiere shows have not been revealed yet. Still, trade experts are confident of "Kabali" beating several records, including those of "Bahubali." It is because there has been amazing response for the special shows and tickets have been completely sold out at many centres.
"#SuperStarWeek starts in NorthAmerica. #Kabali (Tamil & Telugu) expected to open in 230+ theaters (450+ screens) with premiers from 11:00AM on 7/21. At current trend it should easily break #Baahubali premier BO number and 4 days BO should be close to $3.5M. #Rajinikanth #RadhikaApte #Ranjith #NeruppuDa, [sic]" trade tracker I Movies posted on its Facebook Page.
Rajinikanth-starrer "Kabali" will be having premiere shows on July 21. Find below the lists of highest grossing South Indian films and Tamil films from the U.S. premiere shows.
|Top 5 South Indian Grossers from U.S. Premiere shows|
|Rank||Movie||Release Date||Premiers Gross||Locations|
|2||Sardar Gabbar Singh||08-04-2016||$666,000||170|
|Top Tamil Grossers from U.S. Premiere shows|
|5||24 (Tamil & Telugu)||05-05-2016||$157,905||120|
"Kabali" has been written and directed by Pa Ranjith and produced by Kalaippuli S Thanu. Radhika Apte, Dhansika and Kishore, among many others, are in the cast.