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Rajinikanth's 'Kabali' Smashes All Box Office Records, Earns Rs 250 Crore In India
The Tamil language film, which released worldwide on Friday amid much fan frenzy, has earned Rs 100 crore from theatres in Tamil Nadu itself
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Megastar Rajinikanth-starrer gangster drama "Kabali" has collected a record Rs 250 crore on its first day, producers have said.
The Tamil language film, which released worldwide on Friday amid much fan frenzy, has earned Rs 100 crore from theatres in Tamil Nadu itself.
"In India, the film has earned Rs 250 crore, which includes Rs 100 crore from Tamil Nadu and Rs 150 crore from places outside the state in India," read a statement from the makers.
"Kabali" was released in approximately 8000-10000 screens all over the world, which includes 480 screens in the US, 490 in Malaysia and above 500 in Gulf countries.
The film has also released in UK, Australia, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Denmark, Holland, Sweden, South Africa and Nigeria.
"It has earned approximately Rs 100 crore worldwide," the statement added.
"Kabali", directed by Pa Ranjith, also stars Radhika Apte, Dhanshika and Kalaiarasan in key roles. The movie has been produced by 'Kalaipuli' S Thanu.
"It is the best collection an Indian actor has ever had.
It shows that there is only one superstar and that is Rajinikanth," Thanu said.
Kabali has created history by becoming the biggest Indian opener of all time, according to producer 'Kalaipuli' S Thanu.
"It is god's blessing that the film is doing so well," he said.
The collection is amazing not only in India but all over the world. Language does not seem to be a barrier as everyone is coming to see the film.
"It has created history and an all time record all over the world. The collection figure is awaited but I am assuming it has easily made Rs 100 crore on the first day," Thanu told PTI.
The producer said the film was released in approximately 8000-10000 screens all over the world, which includes 480 screens in the US, 490 in Malaysia and above 500 in Gulf countries.
"It is the best collection an Indian actor has ever had. It shows that there is only one superstar and that is Rajinikanth."
Talking about tackling piracy, Thanu says, "It is a menace done by some anti-social elements. But the collection of the film is extraordinary."
Thanu first met Rajinikanth in 1978 when he was the distributor of the actor's movie "Bairavi". In 1984 when Thanu turned producer with Arjun starrer "Yaar", Rajinikanth appeared in a cameo in the film.
The producer says they have remained friends ever since and share an "amazing connection" with each other.
"I am collaborating with him again after 32 years. We share am amazing connection, it is extraordinary."
When about Rajinikanth's last two movies "Kochadaiiyaan" and "Lingaa" not having done well at the box office, Thanu says, 'Kochadaiiyaan' only featured his voice.
It was not really a film in which he starred.
"And the collection of 'Lingaa' was good. There were all kinds of rumours but the film earned well. The film collected more than Rs 40 crores."