Rajinikanth's "Kabali" has come out with a solid performance at the international box office. The Tamil movie, which has made a record-breaking collection in India, is now inching towards Rs. 100-crore mark overseas.
Trade reports say that "Kabali" earned $12.6 million (Rs. 84.02 crore) by the end of its first week. After getting an earth-shattering opening, the collection of Rajinikanth-starrer remained stable during the week, which helped the multilingual film do good business in its opening week.
"Kabali" minted $11.2 million (Rs 74.69 crore) in the opening weekend and managed to add another $1.4 million (Rs. 9.33 crore) from Monday to Thursday to take its total to $12.6 million in the first week. The movie has enjoyed a good occupancy rate on Friday, July 30 and trade experts are predicting the film would do good business overseas in its second weekend as well.
"Kabali" has already got a 'blockbuster' status at the international box office. It is expected to cross the Rs. 100-crore mark in its second weekend. The Tamil movie has performed exceptionally well in the U.S., U.K. and Malaysia.
Meanwhile, producer Kalaipuli S Thanu revealed in a press meet on Thursday, July 28 that "Kabali" has collected Rs. 320 crore worldwide in six days. He said that the business of the movie has been rock solid at the domestic as well as the international box office.
"Kabali" has grossed over Rs. 60 crore in its home territory of Tamil Nadu. But the business is not up to the mark in Andhra Pradesh. "#Kabali has literally crashed at the Box-office in AP, [sic]" trade tracker Andhra Box Office tweeted. The business has also slowed down in Karnataka but the film is reportedly doing well in Kerala.
It has to be noted that "Kabali" has raked in Rs. 28 crore from the North India region from three versions (Tamil, Telugu and Hindi).
[1 lakh = 100,000 | 1 crore = 10 million | 100 crore = 1 billion]