Rajinikanth's Kaala
Rajinikanth's Kaala hit by piracy.PR Handout

After a lukewarm start, Rajinikanth's Kaala has retained its momentum by doing a good business at the Tamil Nadu box office on its second day. As a result, the Dhanush-produced movie is expected to set the box office on fire during weekend. 

The early reports emerging from the trade indicate that Kaala has earned around Rs 10.5 crore on its second day at the Tamil Nadu box office. The two-day total collection of the movie in the state stands at Rs 25.9 crore.

In Chennai and Chengalpet regions, the tickets are selling like hotcakes. It is evident with the movie raking in over close to Rs 10 crore from the two regions. It has done well in Coimbatore  along with North and South Arcot regions. 

Rakesh Gowthaman, the head of Vettri Theatres, has said that there is a huge demand for tickets in his theatres. "V.Good weekend pressure for #Kaala Spl morning shows in both screens at 7.50am & 8.00am Vettri 5 shows & Rakesh 3 shows @dhanushkraja @wunderbarfilms.

Kaala has been released in over 650 screens in Tamil Nadu. The movie had a slow start in the entire state but did exceptionally well in Chennai on its opening day. "#Kaala Chennai City Day 1(June 7) Gross - Rs 1.77 Cr (approximate) from 61 screens. Best ever Day 1 for any film in Chennai City. Congrats @rajinikanth @wunderbarfilms @LycaProductions @beemji. [sic]" Trade tracker Sreedhar Pillai tweeted about its performance.

On the first day, the collection of Kaala has raked in Rs 15.4 crore. It is far lesser than Rajinikanth's previous movie Kabali, which minted Rs 21.5 crore on the first day. 

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