K.V. Anand directed Kaappaan starring Suriya in the lead is mere hours away from hitting theater screens and as mentioned in our SWOT analysis earlier, the movie has done nominal pre-release business in Tamil Nadu, Andhra, Kerala, and overseas locations. Based on Suriya's earlier box-office performance, which hasn't been exatly star-actor numbers it seems like the makers of Kaappaan have played it safe.
Touted to have been made at a budget of Rs. 70 Cr. (approximately), Kaappaan has made close to Rs. 50 Cr. just from movie theatrical rights.
Tamil Nadu: Rs. 24+ Cr.
Overseas: Rs. 12+ Cr.
Andhra Pradesh/Telengana: Rs. 8 Cr.
Karnataka: Rs. 3 Cr.
Kerala: Rs. 2.5+ Cr.
Added to this, there are undisclosed earnings for the film from satellite and digital rights which we predict totals upto more than 75 percent in recovered business. Should good word-of-mouth prevail for Kaappaan post-release, the movie will prove not only a box-office comeback for Suriya, but also add to the list of films that raked moolah at Kollywood's cash registers this year.