When we talk about classic entries, unparalleled dialogues and a killer sense of swagger in Indian cinema, Rajinikanth is the first name that comes to our mind. The South Indian superstar, hailed as ‘Thalaiva’ the Boss throughout the country is easily the most talked about veteran actor there is in India, and considering his films why not? Kabali‘s box office collection was yet another milestone in the career of the 65-year-old veteran actor as yet again, with the help of incredible promotions and an all-time high fan base, Rajinikanth has created history at the box office in a way only he can.

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Kabali Box Office Collection Till Date: Rs 650 crore

Yup, you heard it right. The film released on July 22 has earned over Rs 600 crore worldwide. Numberwise this may make Rajinikanth’s film this year’s biggest hit. A special mention of Kabali’s international box office collection which has been nothing short of spectacular. Kabali did massive business not just in the US but in Malaysia and Japan too. Financial Express reported that the film has earned Rs 259 crore in the foreign markets. In an earlier interview, Producer S Thanu had said: “I will never forget these days in my life. This release has given me so much happiness. It has broken the collection records of Indian cinema in the last 100 years.” No one can argue on that! While most of the shoots happened on location and sets in Chennai, shooting in Malaysia was probably the only big expense. Interestingly, the luxury vehicles and luxury cars used during the shooting in Malaysia were given free by many Malaysian Tamils and fans of Rajinikanth.

Original Story:

Kabalireleased in Tamil along with dubbed versions in Telugu and Hindi on 22 July 2016 is  Indian Tamil-language gangster-drama film written and directed by Pa. Ranjith and produced by Kalaipuli S. Thanu. The film revolves around the gang war between Kabaleeswaran (played by Rajinikanth) and Tony Lee (portrayed byWinston Chao). Radhika Apte, Dhansika, Dinesh Ravi, Kalaiyarasan, and John Vijay also star in pivotal roles.

Kabila’s Box office collection was a predicted success as it was released on 3200 screens in India, of which 2200 were in South India. Upon release, the film had the largest opening weekend for any Indian film worldwide and became the second highest grossing Tamil film ever. The screen count shot up to 6000 after its release and after 45 days after, has settled down to 300 now. The multilingual movie had grossed Rs. 87.5 crore to become the biggest Indian opener. The film was opened to fairly positive reviews and garnered a better response from his previous other films like “Kochadaiiyaan” and “Lingaa,” which turned out to be duds at the box office.

It’s still running now.

“I will never forget these days in my life. This release has given me so much happiness. It has broken the collection records of Indian cinema in the last 100 years.”

– S Thanu, Producer


Kabali :The Story

The film revolves around the gang war between Kuala Lumpur-based Don,Kabaleeswaran (aka Kabali played by Rajinikanth) and Tony Lee (portrayed by Winston Chao). Radhika Apte, Dhansika, Dinesh Ravi, Kalaiyarasan, and John Vijay also star in pivotal roles.

Some of the records that Kabali has broken till now:

Kabali had the highest opening day for an Indian film in terms of net collections, earning of Rs. 44.75 crore (US$6.6 million) net on the first day of its release in India from all the languages.

Kabali went on to record the top-earning first weekend in India, grossing Rs.124.25 crore (US$18 million) in three days from all its versions.

The film had earned US$11.20 million(Rs.75.27 crore)in its first four day weekend overseas, breaking the record previously held by Dhoom 3 (US$10.32 million) as the highest-grossing first weekend for an Indian film in overseas markets.

Rs 50-55 cr Kabali has the highest opening for an Indian film, beating Sultan which raked in Rs 36.5 cr on its opening day.

Kabali’s Hindi dub has surpassed the opening-day record held by Baahubali.

The movie was made in a budget of the 75 Cr and in two days of run, the movie had a collection of more than 80 Cr in hand at the domestic box office.

Kabali was the first film which had its shows even at the 3:00 Am and 5:00 Am and in the initial days of release each day movie occupied 100% of occupancy.

By the end of its theatrical run, Kabali has earned Rs 211 crore from the Indian box office out of which over rs 40 crore were made in north India, traditionally not considered a base for Rajinikanth films.

Kabali had earned rs 200 crore before its release with deals such as music and satellite rights.

The lifetime earnings of the movie is Rs. 800 crore (apprx) but still the movie total collection is not confirmed as it is still running in theatres in South India and believe it or not, the tickets are still selling as Rajnikanth faithfuls are coming back for a third or fourth helping of the movie.

Kabali Box Office Collection in India:

In the opening week, Ranjith’s directorial venture witnessed terrific occupancy throughout and did the business of 149 crores including 110 crores of weekend and 39 crores of weekdays. In the second week, it recorded usual drop but remained decent and raked the business of 44.45 crores including 29 crores of weekend and 15.45 crores weekdays. In week 3, it managed to mint the amount of 13.65 crores including 9.70 crores of weekend and 3.95 crores of weekdays.

Sources said the version of Kabali dubbed in Hindi made Rs 5.2 crore net after tax on opening day, surpassing the record held by S S Rajmouli’s Baahubali.

“Most shows started here between 6 and 8 am. Some people found multiplex websites crashing.”

– Venkatesh Subramani

Paytm, which is selling Kabali tickets, said the opening weekend was sold out within hours. “Chennai and Hyderabad led the way to become our largest cities in terms of collections in the last three days,” said Renu Satti, vice-president, Paytm.

On its 4th Friday, it did the business of 0.50 crore with slight fall than the previous day. On the next day, being Saturday it recorded the little rise and minted the amount of 0.75 crores. On the last day of weekend i.e. Sunday, it reported little higher response and added the amount of 0.95 crores to its account. With this, Kabali’s box office collection till its 6th weekend has become Rs.229.60 crores.

Kabali Box Office Overseas collection:

The Rajinikanth and Radhika Apte flick enjoyed a good number of screens in its fourth weekend in Malaysia. The movie has raked in MYR 155,627 from 66 screens to take its total tally to MYR 12,585,134 (Rs. 20.78 crores).

Rajinikanth’s “Kabali” has created history in the United States by registering the highest viewership for an Indian film premiere, thereby getting an earth-shattering collection at the box office. It has also broken the records of “Bahubali” and Salman Khan’s recent movie, “Sultan.” In the U.S., “Kabali” was played on six screens from which it earned $7784 (Rs. 5.19 lakh). The total collection of the movie stands at Rs. 33.40 crores at the end of the fifth weekend. It was screened on two screens in Canada where it has collected $419,011 (Rs. 2.16 crore) till date.Coming to the U.K. box office, “Kabali” added £3,545 (Rs. 3.08 lakh) to take its total tally to £383,676 (Rs. 3.36 crore). In Australia, the Rajinikanth-starrer had collected approximately A$525,908 (Rs. 2.66 crores) by the end of its third weekend. Additionally, the film raked in business of Rs.23.90 lakh in Norway and Rs. 1.53 Crore in France.

According to reports, Kabila’s total box office collection overseas has totaled to Rs. 130 crores by the end of its sixth weekend in the overseas market and the theatrical run of the film.

Produced on a budget of Rs.110 crores, and an approximate additive Box-office collection total of around Rs 350 crores around the world, Rajinikanth has yet again distinguished himself as a force to be reckoned with when it comes to Indian cinema, and it has still just been a month since the movie is released.

What’s more is that the popularity of Rajinikanth never seems to go down and his fans still seem probably the most loyal fans in the world with almost everyone in South India going back to the theatres for a second stint of Kabali.  A fan had to purchase tickets in black for Rs 1,500 each in Chennai in order to watch his favourite superstar. There were reports fans were ready to shell out Rs 5,000 for tickets.

Currently, Kabali is 12th in the list of the highest grossing movies in Indian Cinema with Rs 350 crores(US$ 52 million) and 2nd in the list of highest grossing Tamil movies just behind Prabhas starrer Bahubali but the Rajnikanth -starrer is still running in some theatres and definitely has the potential to climb up the charts.

Inclusive of every way that the film can have earned money by, Kabali’s total Worldwide collection has settled to a mammoth 800 Crores which is more than 10 times the budget employed in making the movie. On September 9, 2016, Kabali completed its 50th day in the movie halls since its theatrical series and became the highest grossing movie at the box office this year in terms of both Domestic and Overseas collection.No wonder there are already talks of a sequel which is already supposedly in talks to go on floors very soon which were confirmed later stating that the sequel to this worldwide blockbuster will star Dhanush.

Who knows what more Thalaiva is capable of…

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  1. Symon chaudrey

    October 30, 2016 at 22:07

    Lie,fake figures , it’s only 350 crore check wikepidia.


  2. Eswar

    September 7, 2016 at 20:22

    Worst movie I have ever seen in India.


  3. Narayanan

    September 7, 2016 at 20:20

    Joke ra



    September 7, 2016 at 15:50



  5. Raj

    September 7, 2016 at 13:38

    2nd in the list of highest grossing Tamil movies just behind Prabhas starrer Bahubali? that too in tamil?? lol….Kabali has beat Bahubali collection in all format


  6. N.sankar

    September 6, 2016 at 22:29

    Kabali record is amazing and it cannot able to broken for some more years by any hero in tamilnadu.kabali film may be broken by only rajinikanth films only.


  7. tony

    September 6, 2016 at 21:13

    Laka laka laka laka the undisputed king of indian cinema


    • Gregory Bramadesa

      September 9, 2016 at 07:08

      Your damn right tony…no doubt about it..


  8. Kalista

    September 2, 2016 at 22:54

    The power of Superstar.


    • K.ravichandran

      September 7, 2016 at 12:09



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