Rajinikanth’s much-awaited film Kabali has done mind blowing pre release business , but failed to beat Baahubali record in Karnataka.
Baahubali distribution rights were sold @ 18 cr to RS Productions and collected 40 cr, while Kabali distribution rights were picked up by Rockline Venkatesh for 10.5 cr and sold to Gokulraj for 12.5 Cr, who again sold it into seven pieces in different areas for 18 cr.
Baahubali still hold that record for non Kannada film in Karnataka. Kabali will release in over 250 screens across Karnataka and expected to recover the cost in two weeks or at the most three weeks.
Meanwhile the rights of the Multiplexes release is bagged by Lahari Music for 6 cr , which is releasing in four 5-star hotels @ tick price of 1300.