Rajinikanth's Kaala did make a starry entry to the theatres on June 07, 2018 and the film was whole-heartedly welcomed by all the fans and followers of the Superstar. There was a good buzz surrounding the film in Kerala as well and the movie grabbed a good number of screens, with Kaala becoming the focal point of attention.
It is a fact that the hype surrounding Kaala is lesser in comparison with the team's previous release Kabali, which had hit the theatres a couple of years ago. But still, Kaala enjoyed a huge fanfare with early morning shows. At the Kochi multiplexes, which holds the major share of collections in Kochi, things have been positive on the first day.
At The Kochi Multiplexes
The film has had a decent start at the Kochi multiplexes if not a tremendous one. On its opening day, Kaala had as many as 40 shows, which is a record number in this year. According to a report by Forum Keralam, the movie has fetched 10.31 Lakhs on its opening day at an occupancy rate of 75.64 %.
Fails To Beat Kabali
Meanwhile, Kaala has failed to beat Kabali by miles, in terms of day 1 collections at the Kochi multiplexes. According to the earlier reports, Kabali had a record opening at the multiplexes as the film fetched above 30 Lakhs. At the same time, it has to be noticed that Kabali had a larger number of shows with additional screens as well.
Well, the exact Kerala collections are yet to be out. The film had released in above 250 screens but going by the trend on the opening day, it doesn't look like Kaala has broken the day 1 collection record of Kabali, which fetched above 4 Crores on day 1 at the Kerala box office.
The Road Ahead..
Well, Kaala is sure to pick up in the coming days as the word of mouth is largely positive for the movie. The movie continues with a good number of shows at the Kochi multiplexes and the weekend is expected to be a grand one for the movie.