Kaala– the gangster drama starring Rajinikanth, directed by Pa Ranjith, was released yesterday on 7th June 2018 in a very grand manner worldwide. On it’s opening day, Kaala received mixed response by the movie lovers and critics. According to the traders report, Kaala has collected Rs 50 Cr gross at Worldwide box office on its opening day. In this manner, Kaala has failed to crush the record of Kabali which earned Rs 87.5 Cr at Worldwide box office on day 1. But the trade analysts are hopeful that Kaala will score well at the ticket counters. According to the traders report, Kaala has collected Rs 17 Cr from Tamil Nadu, Rs 3 Cr from Kerala, Rs 7 Cr from both Telugu states Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, Rs 6 Cr from ROI and Rs 17 Cr from overseas.
Tamil Nadu : Rs 17 Cr
Kerala : Rs 3 Cr
AP/TS : Rs 7 Cr
Rest of India : Rs 6 Cr
Overseas : Rs 17 Cr
Total : Rs 50 Cr
Yesterday, most of the websites reported that Kaala recorded the lowest opening for any Rajinikanth movie ever. Kollywood star Vishal Krishna, who is a member of the Tamil Nadu Films Producers’ Council (TFPC), said that Kaala’s release during the Ramzan week has also greatly affected the box office numbers.
Apart from Rajinikanth, Kaala has other stars like Nana Patekar, Eswari Rao, Huma Qureshi, DIleepan, Samuthirakani, Sakshi Agarwal, Aruldoss, Arvind Akash, Sayaji Shinde , Sampath Raj and others in supporting role.
According to a trade analyst Deepak, who tracks box office fluctuations in Telugu states, said that Kaala would fail to attract the Telugu audience to the theatres. On the otherside, Kaala has created a new all-time box office record in Chennai by opening with Rs 1.76 Cr, as tweeted by Ramesh Bala. He tweeted, “#Superstar @rajinikanth ‘s #Kaala storms the #Chennai City Box Office..Creates a New All-time Box Office Record for Day 1 Opening – ₹ 1.76 Crs..”