After a tremendous opening weekend in Kerala, superstar Rajinikanth's latest release "Kabali" has now become the biggest grosser in a language other than Malayalam in the state based on the first week collection. The Pa. Ranjith-directed movie is said to have broken the first week record of Vikram's "I" which had grossed about Rs 12.5 crore after seven days of its theatrical run in the state.
According to trade analysts, the Ranjini-starrer is said to have minted Rs. 13.39 crore within a week of its release in the South Indian state. However, the movie has witnessed a drop in its collection after becoming the fastest movie to cross the Rs. 10 crore mark in Kerala. The thriller had earned approximately Rs. 10.44 crore within three days of its run in the state.
While "Kabali" raked in Rs. 4.27 crore on its opening day, the movie made approximately Rs. 3.02 crore, Rs. 3.15 crore and Rs. 82 lakh, respectively, on the following three days. Despite opening to mixed response on the initial days, the movie has, however, impressed the family audience, who are all praises for Rajini after seeing him as a family man, as compared to his previous action thrillers. Therefore, the production venture of Kalaippuli S Thanu is expected to perform well on Saturday and Sunday.
"Kabali," which also stars Radhika Apte and Dhansika in significant roles, has already crossed the Rs. 1 crore mark in the multiplexes in Kochi and the total collection is said to be Rs. 1.12 crore within eight days of its release in multiplexes. The film earned has approximately Rs. 24.98 lakh within a week at the Kozhikode box office.
Meanwhile, in a recent meet held to celebrate the success of the movie, its producer stated that "Kabali" has grossed Rs. 320 crore in six days at the worldwide box office.