The super star Rajnikant-Shankar combination has repeated its magic at the box-office yet again. Endhiran (Robot in Hindi) has broken all previous box-office records for the opening weekend for any film in India!
The three versions of the film (Tamil, Telugu and Hindi) have together collected Rs. 950 million in the opening weekend (October 1-3). But this is not all, if you add the overseas numbers; the total collections will increase by another Rs. 80 million.
The fact that this is Rajnikant and Shankar’s second film together after Sivaji – The Boss is a testimony to the star power they hold. It is therefore, predicted that the film will gross at least Rs. 1200 million – Rs. 1300 million more from ticket sales. One major factor behind the film’s success is the crazy fan-following that Rajnikant attracts in Tamil Nadu and his fans all over the world. Besides, as Koimoi.com had reported and predicted earlier, ticket rates for the movie were as much as Rs. 1,500 in some cases!
Not surprisingly, this makes ‘Robot’ the highest opening weekend grosser, over Dabangg and even 3 Idiots.
Link – http://koimoi.c2w.com/2010/10/07/endhiran-%E2%80%93-robot-breaks-all-box-office-records-for-opening-weekend/