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Rebel star Prabhas’ futuristic, dystopian sci-fi actioner that released on Thursday had a blockbuster opening across India with around Rs 180 crore collection on its first day. With this domestic box office collection, the Nag Ashwin directorial has surpassed the opening day collection of Shah Rukh Khan’s Jawan.

The Atlee-directorial had collected Rs 65.5 crore on its opening day while the Amitabh Bachchan and Deepika Padukone-starrer has made a total of Rs 64.50 crore from its Telugu shows alone. Its Hindi shows collected Rs 24 crore with Rs 2.2 crore coming from Malayalam shows and Rs 0.3 crore from its Kannada shows, taking the total to Rs 95 crore, according to trade portal Sacnilk.

Talking about the worldwide collection, Kalki has surpassed the global opening records of KGF 2 (Rs 159 crore), Salaar (Rs 158 crore), Leo (Rs 142.75 crore), Sahoo (Rs 130 crore) and Jawan (Rs 129 crore). However, SS Rajamouli’s RRR still remains the highest Indian opener with Rs 223 crore collections, followed by Baahubali 2 which grossed over Rs 217 crore on its opening day.


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The film is expected to earn better on Friday and the upcoming weekends. Made on a budget of Rs 600 crore, Kalki is one of the highest budget-made movies in India after Adipurush.

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Tickets are selling like hot cakes in its advance bookings, thanks to its positive reviews and good word of mouth. A unique blend of Hindu mythology and science fiction, Kalki revolves around a modern avatar of Lord Vishnu, who has descended on Earth to protect the world from the forces of evil.

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