When it comes to sheer fan excitement, nobody is a bigger superstar than Rajinikanth. While its film industry business is the subject of highly excited theory, Rajinikanth-starrer Kabali has officially earned Rs 200 crore in the keep running up to its release on 22 July. The question now arises, exactly how has it earned that total even before making it to the theaters? Well, we got the answer for you. The total earning comprises of the number of rights sold to various overseas productions and languages. Let us now explain the details –
Overseas rights have made Kabali’s producers an earning of Rs 30 crore. Telugu language rights have produced 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. As far as the Hindi Theatrical rights are concerned, which have been sold for Rs 15 crore. In Rajinikanth’s ‘base’ of Tamil Nadu, Kabali rights have done a trade of Rs 65 crore and satellite rights have gained another Rs 30 crore. On the other hand, the music rights, bagged by Think Music for all the 3 language versions of Kabali (Hindi, Tamil and Telugu) have been sold for Rs 5 crore.
That’s a clear Rs 206 crore without even administrating in the marketing tie-ups with various brands. If we talk about various brands such as Air Asia, Airtel, Ola, Cadbury, Muthoot Finance etc. these brands have tied up with Kabali with an amount i.e. exactly around Rs 40 crore. Producer-distributor and founder of BOFTA Film Institute, Chennai said that –
Kabali is going to be a game-changer in the business of Tamil cinema. After Salman Khan’s Sultan, Kabali will be the biggest film in India. There’s no doubt about it. 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.
Below are some unknown facts of Kabali that will surely raise your eyebrows –
- Rajinikanth’s motion picture Kabali is expected to be screened at the Le Grand Rex theater in Paris, which is said to be the biggest silver screen theater in Europe. It has a limit of more than 2000 seats and motion picture would clearly be India’s first film to be screened at this assumed theater.
- Kabali’s trailer has been watched by over 25 million viewers, which is more than Sultan.
- There are 5 am shows on Friday for Rajini fans.Moreover, even those tickets are all booked. In the US, when the advance booking for Kabali opened, all tickets were gone in two hours flat.
- While the whole country is going insane about Kabali, Rajinikanth is not even in India to promote the film. India’s biggest superstar is away visiting his guru in the US.
This is the Power of Superstar Rajnikanth! Excited? Grab your tickets ASAP ~