Rajinikanth's star power at Box Office has worked once again with his Kochadaiiyaan getting the biggest opening at Box Office in 2014. With the film releasing in six languages, the combined collection of all languages is heading towards a record-breaking collection. Well, the multilingual film is racing towards the 50-crore mark at Box Office.
Kochadaiiyaan was released to a mammoth expectation on
May 23. The movie was riding on mixed-talk from the trade and
audience. Yet, the Rajinikanth starrer film managed to surpass the
negative words around the film and win the audience heart. As a
result, it has made wonderful business at collection
The Tamil film has 42 crores (including six languages) in the
first weekend. In India, the film has managed to collect more than
Rs 25 crores. While the Tamil version expectedly has a lion's
share, the Telugu version is okay with Hindi and other versions
failing to pull audience to theatres.
The biggest benefit that Kochadaiiyaan is enjoying is
the 'U' certificate from the Regional Censor Board. The film will
be eligible for the 30% tax exemption. As a result, the major chunk
of the share will now go the producer. Continue reading the
story on the slideshow to know the country wise break up of its
To Reach Half Century Tomorrow
Kochadaiiyaan is expected to reach Rs 50-crore mark
today (May 27). It will be a sort of records for a Rajinikanth
movie. His earlier film, Sivaji though released simultaneously in
two languages, had managed to cross Rs 30 crores in the first five
Kochadaiiyaan has raked in Rs 15 crores from
international circuits. It has been released in 10 foreign
The working factors for the success of Kochadaiiyaan is
the star power of Rajinikanth, who has been the driving force in
pulling crowd to theatres. Other major factor is KS Ravikumar's
The drawback of Kochadaiiyaan is the poor animation
quality. Deepika Padukone's role has also come under
US Box Office
In the US, Kochadaiiyaan has earned close to Rs 2.56
crores in the first weekend in 104 screens. But the Telugu version
Vikramasimha has performed badly as it earned Rs 7.28
lakhs in 52 screens.
Canada Box Office
Kochadaiiyaan has got fantastic response in Canada as
it raked in 32.61 lacs in 18 screens in the first weekend.
UK & Ireland Box Office
In the UK/Ireland Box Office, it has made 78.31 lakhs from 34
Australia Box Office
Kochadaiiyaan has made 64.73 lacs in 13 screens in Australia. It
is the highest collection for a Tamil film in 2014.
Malaysia Box Office
Kochadaiiyaan has made stupendous business in Malaysia.
The movie has earned 92.45 lacs in 29 screens. The Hindi version
has earned 2.92 lacs.
However, the occupancy for Kochadaiiyaan has been
fantastic in Tamil Nadu and neighbouring state Karnataka. The
occupancies for the first three days was about 85+ percent.