With a few distributors alleging that they had incurred losses due to Darbar, theatre owners who screened the film starring superstar Rajinikanth have come out in open and said they made huge profits.
Here are some social media posts from theatre owners in Tamil Nadu and Mumbai:
LMR Multiplex Theatres, Namakkal: “Stop kidding , #Darbar movie is most Profitable movie , there is no chances to loss for distributors ,Kindly Don’t believe rumours ! #Darbar – #Blockbuster !!”
Jayamaruthi Cinemas, Gobi: “Some media outlets are projecting #Darbar as a loss venture, but for us #Darbar was a good success! #Thalaivar as always is a minimum guarantee actor who pulls in massive crowds into the auditorium for his name,and Darbar wasn’t anything different. #DARBARUnstoppableBlockbuster”
Maharaja Multiplex, Erode: “#Darbar had an unexpected dream run. Yesterday was the last screening of #Darbar in our property (22 days). As we mentioned earlier, It had easily surpassed #Bigil, #Viswasam & #Petta our previous best records.”
Sri Balaji Cinemas, Ambasamudram: “Dear Folks, Some medias are projecting #Darbar movie is loss for Distributors & theatres don’t believe that. Darbar was a Big Success for us. Finally, it’s for rumours creators pls noted it down or open your ear drum. Darbar crossed #Petta records. Idhu podhuma ila venuma😎.”
Arora Talkies, Mumbai: “#Darbar movie is most Profitable tamil movie in #Mumbai, distributors are very happy so don’t believe rumours ! #Darbar – #Blockbuster 💖😍”