Rajinikanth has managed to get grand opening for his Kochadaiiyaan (Kochadaiyaan) at Box Office. The negative feedbacks over the quality of the film have been ignored by Tamil audience. As a result, the first weekend (3 days) collections have been great for the film.
Kochadaiiyaan got fantastic opening on the release day in India. The film managed to make Rs 10 crore+ at Indian Box Office. It approximately made Rs 2 crore in Chennai alone. The occupancy for the film was above 90% in Tamil Nadu.
In the next two days, the occupancy remained same in majority of screens. Rajinikanth's fans thronged into theatres and enjoyed the film with their families. According to a trader, Kochadaiiyaan has earned close to 25 crores in the first weekend in Tamil Nadu. Please note that the film has got 30% tax exemption.
In Karnataka, Kochadaiiyaan got fantastic reception and ran into packed houses in 80% of the cine halls on the release day. The negative feedback had an impact on it collections on the second day. But the third day has been wonderful as it crossed 85% occupancy.
The first weekend has been good. It has reportedly made Rs 1.30 crores in the first weekend in Karnataka. However, the situation for Kochadaiiyaan in Kerala was slightly different with some straight Malayalam films rocking at Box Office. Continue reading the story on the slideshow...
In Kerala Box Office
In Kerala, Kochadaiiyaan reportedly earned close to a crore. Manju Warrier's How Old Are You has continued to rule the Box Office.
The response for Hindi version has been very poor. Kochadaiiyaan has performed below-expectations in Mumbai and other key centres. The negative reviews by Hindi critics had huge impact on the film.
In the international circuits, Kochadaiiyaan is just an average winner. It was reportedly released in 10 countries including US, UK, Malaysia.
In the US, Kochadaiiyaan has earned close to Rs 2.5 crores in the first weekend and Telugu film emerged a big winner at the Box Office.
The total worldwide collection of Kochadaiiyaan has just managed to cross Rs 40 crore mark.