KGF 2 (Hindi) emerges a record opener, collect Rs 52.50cr on first day
Prashant Neel’s KGF: Chapter 2 featuring Yash, Sanjay Dutt and Raveena Tandon took the box office by storm with an first day record in the Hindi speaking belts. KGF: Chapter 2 has exceeded the figures of War despite limited or no support from the south for the Hindi version of the movie. The movie has opened to an earth-shattering figure in excess of Rs. 52.50 cr nett for its Hindi version. The original figures can be slightly higher as well since the data is still being computed. While War released on a national holiday, KGF: Chapter 2 released on a partial holiday. The ratio of business of KGF: Chapter 2 is such that if it was a Hindi only release, it would have had a first day of around Rs. 60 cr nett.
Mostly all circuits have built new records with KGF: Chapter and this is post-pandemic. Such numbers post the pandemic shows that the capacity of big event movies has reached pre-pandemic levels and we can expect lifetime records to be broken in the times to come, too. The greatest success of the KGF franchise is that it has got tremendous mass support thanks to the incredible run on television and YouTube. Movies that work on television and YouTube tap a loyal audience base that can provide massively to further instalments of the franchise. The all India gross opening of KGF: Chapter 2 is pegged at around Rs. 135 cr and we can determine Rs. 500 cr worldwide gross collections for KGF 2 in its very first extended weekend.
With an opening so huge and with a pretty strong hold on day 2, the movie is already a resounding success and it is all about where the film goes from here. KGF: Chapter 2 would be eyeing to become the second-highest Indian grosser but it is still too quick to discuss about it.