Fans are insane about Superstar and finally the movie got mixed response on day 1. This Rajinikanth starrer has started off on all the right notes and is on way to become one of the biggest blockbusters of Indian cinema. As per the early estimates, Kabali collected around 3 crores on its opening day in North India. Let's have a look on this. The movie has taken the box-office by storm in over 4000 screens released all over.
Tickets were sold out at Rex's 1,736-seat halls while Cathay screened the film across its five branches. According to the latest reports, all most 100% occupancy registered in many areas on opening day.
These images capture the madness surrounding the release of a "Rajini" film. Some celebrated, while others mourned that all the Kabali shows were booked to full capacity.
"Kabali" opened up today on around 12,000 screens across India, as well in some region of United Kingdom and Malaysia which have tints of the Tamil-speaking population.
"I've been waiting since two years for this film", said Sridhar, who came to watch the film in a group of 30 fans, all dressed in identical white T-shirts with Rajinikanth's picture on the chest.
"Cine Galaxy, Kabali's United States distributor tweeted, "$2.7 Million 1st Day Sensation Record. Businesses in southern India have given their employees the day o. With the huge number of foots rolling into the screens, "Kabali" will fill in more than Rs 40 crore* on its opening day. His last major film, the science fiction epic "Endhiran", was one of India's most profitable releases ever, grossing a record-breaking $13.8 million globally on its opening weekend in 2011 - including $4.4 million in the United States alone. Amidst all the mixed reviews and earth-shattering box office collection, the "Style Samrat" is seen spending some lonely time in the video, which was videotaped by a fan. In Dubai and gulf areas it got 1.4 crore rupees.
A few Kannada activists, led by former lawmaker Vatal Nagaraj of a regional Kannada Chakluvali Vatal Paksha protested against the hype and euphoria created by Rajini's fans, distributors, theatres, multiplexes, media and corporates by declaring holiday for their employees to watch the movie.