True to all the pre-release hype, the first day collections of Rajinikanth's "Kabali" in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana are humongous.
The movie has collected nearly Rs 9.70 Cr on the first day in AP and Nizam alone. This is an all-time record for any dubbed movie and it is also one of the biggest opening movie in the history of Telugu movies.
In Nizam, the movie was released in nearly 300 screens including all versions of Telugu, Tamil and Hindi and it collected about Rs 3.40 Cr. In coastal Andhra, the movie collected about 4.71 Cr. Rest 1.60 Cr came from Ceded.
Superstar Rajinikanth has great fan following in Telugu states too. Despite the movie received thumbs down from critics and not so encouraging talk, the film opened to packed houses all over on Day 1. Thus the movie collected humongous amount on the first day.