Kali Kerala box office collection
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Dulquer Salmaan's latest Malayalam movie "Kali" has opened to tremendous response from viewers. The movie, which hit theatres Saturday, March 26, is all set to become the next blockbuster for the actor after his superhit film "Charlie," that was released in December 2015.

"Kali," which has been directed by Sameer Thahir, is said to have earned approximately Rs 2.33 crore at the Kerala box office on the first day of its release. The reported gross collection of the movie over the first three days is approximately Rs 5.89 crore while the share amount is more than Rs 2.70 crore.

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"Kali" has broken the record of the maximum first-day collection made by a Malayalam movie, which was earlier held by Mohanlal's "Loham." While "Loham" is said to have collected Rs 2.14 crore on the opening day, the earnings of the Martin Prakkat-directed "Charlie" on the first day of its release in Kerala were reported to be around Rs 2.06 crore.

Latest reports also say that while "Kali" tops the list of Malayalam movies with highest opening day collections, followed by "Loham" and "Charlie," it has also become the third movie with highest first day collection in Kerala. The list is topped by the Tamil films, Chiyaan Vikram's "I" (Rs 3.19 crore) and Vijay's "Jilla" (Rs 2.61 crore).

"#Kali breaks #Loham Day 1 Kerala record ! Gross 2.33Cr Share 1.12Cr ! @dulQuer hv set a benchmark for others ! #RecordBreaker. Top 5 Day 1 openers in Kerala (All languages) : 1) #I 3.19Cr 2) #Jilla 2.61Cr 3) #Kali 2.33Cr 4) #Kaththi 2.28Cr 5) #Loham 2.14Cr," tweeted KeralaBoxOffice.

The family thriller "Kali" narrates the incidents that happen in the life of a short-tempered person. It is the second outing of Dulquer and Sameer after "Neelakasham Pachakadal Chuvanna Bhoom", and also features Chemban Vinod, Vinayakan and Soubin Shahir in pivotal roles.

[1 lakh = 100,000 | 1 crore = 10 million | 100 crore = 1 billion]