While its box office collection is the subject of much frenzied speculation, Rajinikanth-starrer Kabali has already earned Rs 200 crore in the run-up to its 22 July release. Overseas rights have netted Kabali’s producers a cool Rs 30 crore. Teugu language rights have brought another Rs 30 crore. The rights for Kerala and Karnataka have been sold for another Rs 15 crore, and the Hindi satellite rights for Rs 16 crore — this is separate from the Hindi theatrical rights, which have been sold for Rs 15 crore.
After a disaster of Lingaa and Kochadaiiyaan, now Rajinikanth needs a blockbuster to maintain his status of giving every movie a blockbuster. After the failure of these two movies, it was being supposed that with the age, he is losing his magic from audience hearts. To prove this wrong, Kabali must be a super hit at the box office this July. The movie is going to release in Hindi and Malyalam too and there are many requests to release Kabali in Chinese language too.
The story of Kabali movie revolves around an aging Don Kabaleeshwaram, who has a school for children in Chennai but due to some gang war activities, the school is been affected. This gang is being run by a Malaysian don and from here the real story starts. Kabaleeshwaram or say Kabali reach to Malaysia and proves himself a bigger don than the Malaysian don.
The first day collection for Kabali will definitely hit Rs 40 crore. We expect the film to make Rs 15 crore in Tamil Nadu, Rs 8 crore in North India, and Rs 5 crore in Kerala and Karnataka. The overseas box office collection should be at least Rs 12 crore. The biggest earnings are expected to come in over the opening weekend, especially since many theatres are planning to increase the number of shows over Saturday and Sunday (23-24 July).