With 338 shows in multiplexes but an additional 28 gold class shows, Tamil film Kabali has edged out all other films from the screens. Added to it there are 80 single screen theatres showing the film in Bengaluru. In some of the multiplexes, all the shows are of Kabali only. Kannada and other languages films including Tamil films have been pushed out.
In Bengaluru PVR Market City multiplex is screening 29 shows of the film followed by PVR Regalia with 25. PVR Orion and PVR Arena Mahadevapura have 22 shows each per day. The Telugu version of Kabali has nearly 18 shows in Bengaluru.
The rough estimate of the revenue in Bengaluru is Rs 5 crore per day. The Kannada film releasing tomorrow, Akshathe, starring Maitreya Gowda has got only two shows in all the multiplexes combined. Hindi film Madaari has got 42 shows. Kannada films like Bhujanga, Run Anthony, Jigarthanda, Mathukathe, Jaggudada and Nanna Ninna Prema Kathe do not have a single show. Other language films which have lost all shows and are out of theatres are Great Grand Masti (Hindi), Gentleman (Telugu), The Conjuring (English)
However, Kannada films GBSM has nine shows, Kalpana2 has six shows, Zoom has seven shows, U Turn has three shows and Karavva has three shows. Non Kannada films which have survived the onslaught include Hindi film Sultana which has got 26 shows and The Secret Life of Pets with two shows.
A rough back of the envolope calculation for Kabali Tamil version in Bengaluru reveals that it may collect Rs 5 crore per day in the opening weekend. There are 338 shows in multiplexes. The average ticket price is Rs 500 and with 350 seats on average the collection will be Rs 3,54,90,000. The 28 gold class shows have tickets priced at Rs 1000 and have average of 50 seats. The collection will be Rs 4,00,000. There are 80 single screens with around 350 capacity and Rs 200 per ticket. This will earn Rs 56,00,000. Thus the minimum collection will be Rs 4 crore per day. If more theatres and shows are added, it will increase the collections.
(report taken till 4 pm today)