After a tremendous opening weekend, Rajinikanth's latest gangster thriller "Kabali" has become the fastest movie to cross the Rs. 1 crore mark, with its successful run at multiplexes in Kochi.
The Pa. Ranjith-directed film is said to have grossed approximately Rs. 1.04 crore within six days, shattering the records of Dulquer Salmaan's "Charlie" and Nivin Pauly's "Jacobinte Swargarajyam" that earned more than Rs. 1 crore witin nine days from the multiplexes in the city. However, the collection of "Kabali," which earned Rs. 30.21 lakh on its opening day from the multiplexes, has witnessed a huge drop on its 6th day, with a gross amount of Rs. 5.5 lakh. The film did a business of Rs. 25.78 lakh, Rs. 25.83 lakh, Rs. 9.82 lakh and Rs. 7.39 lakh on second to fifth days, respectively.
The drop in the collection is said to be due to weekdays and the Rajinikanth-starrer is expected to make a good collection during the weekend as it is garnering positive response from the family audience even though it opened to mixed reviews for not being a typical Rajini movie. The superstar, who has always portrayed larger-than-life characters in his films, plays an aged don who is also a family man, unlike his other films.
Meanwhile, "Kabali" has become the biggest opening day grosser in Kerala with a gross amount of Rs. 4.27 crore after more than 2,000 shows were held at 306 screens in the state. It has shattered the record collection of Vikram's "I" and Vijay's "Theri," which had approximately minted Rs. 3.19 crore and Rs. 3.16 crore, respectively, on their first day at the Kerala box office.