This Thursday released, the Tamil action thriller Kaala took a terrific start in Chennai but remained lower than Thalaiva’s previous offering Kabali across the state Tamil Nadu. Also, it got failed to receive the desired response for its Hindi version at the domestic box office.
Superstar Rajinikanth starrer Kaala is one of the highly awaited Kollywood films of the year but unfortunately wasn’t released on an acceptable note. As a result, it is getting below-expected response across the country except for the Tamil state due to lesser promotions than Thala’s previous films.
On the first day, Pa. Ranjith’s directorial took a higher opening than the blockbuster Mersal (1.52 crores) in Chennai and raked the business of 1.76 crores. While from the entire state, it grossed the business of 15.40 crores on 600 screens. At the domestic box office with all the versions (Tamil, Telugu & Hindi), it registered the total collection of 25.50 crores, that included 0.95 crore of its Hindi version.
On the next day i.e. Friday, as other south Indian films, Kaala also witnessed an abrupt drop in footfalls and minted the amount of 10.50 crores from Tamil Nadu with 1.44 crore from Chennai. Including all the versions, it collected the business of 15 crores across India and raised 2 days total to 40.50 crores. From Hindi screens, the film has bagged 1.35 crores on the second day.
On the other hand, American sci-fi Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom which has also released on the same day is getting a good response from the Indian audience. On the first day, with mostly positive reviews of the viewers, it did the business of 6 crores nett which is lower than recent Hollywood offerings but a good start.
On the next day i.e. Friday, due to positive word of mouth, the sequel to 2015’s Jurassic World witnessed a fair growth in footfalls and garnered the business of 7.75 crores. With this, its 3 days total collection has become 13.75 crores nett at the Indian box office.