According to the traders report, Kaala collected Rs 1.76 Cr gross on its opening day in Chennai whereas Mersal earned Rs 1.52 Cr. The trade analyst and industry tracker Kaushik LM shared the collection figure of Rajinikanth starrer Kaala and tweeted, “Breaking: #Kaala sets a new Chennai city opening day gross record with a whopping 1.76 CR beating #Mersal’s 1.52 CR. Huge new mark set by #Superstar #Rajinikanth #KaalaRecord.”
Kaala revolves around the story of Tamil immigrant (played by Rajinikanth), who is a gangster in Dharavi Mumbai. Kaala marks the second collaboration of director Pa Ranjith and Rajinikanth, after Kabali. It is produced by Dhanush under his banner Wunderbar Films.
From its premiere Rajinikanth starrer Kaala, earned $509k in USA. Jeevi wrote on the wall of Twitter, “#Kaala collects $509,502 on the day of premieres (6 June) in USA from 298 locations. Some more to be reported yet. This is for both the versions together! #Kabali from the same combination has collected $1.925 million from USA premieres (Thursday) due to enormous hype!” Kaala’ opening collections are very disappointing considering the stardom of Rajinikanth at USA box office.
There is a buzz that once again Rajinikanth is going to team up with Pa Ranjith for his third project. On the otherside, Rajinikanth will be next seen in Shanakar’s 2.0 in which Akshay Kumar is playing antagonist and British Bombshell will be seen in important role.