Thursday, December 08, 2022

Box Office Trends: KGF 2 in Hindi closes to 150 cr; Yash clocks a nationwide opening weekend of over 320 cr

KGF: Chapter 2 continues with its exceptional performance in the Hindi belt and shows no signs of slowing down at the box office. As per the early trends, the film is expected to earn Rs 39.25 to Rs 41.25 crore on Saturday, with the opening weekend totaling a little less than Rs 140 crore. The Hindi dubbed total stands at Rs 162.50 crore, and is an all-time weekend record for a feature film in the Hindi belt.

Directed by Prashanth Neel, the film is registering a historic engagement in a one-horse race across the country. While it registered 80 per cent occupancy on the first day, it was around 65 per cent on the second day, and we expect the third day to end with 58 per cent occupancy across the board. To everyone’s surprise, Delhi is the best fairing circuit for KGF 2, followed by Mumbai, while the original base of the film is in the maximum city.

The four-day extended weekend of KGF 2 will be worth over Rs 180 crore as Sunday will witness a significant jump in business. Whether it touches Rs 185 crore or not will depend on how close it gets to the opening day occupancy. KGF 2 is poised to become the highest-grossing film of the year in the Hindi belt, surpassing The Kashmir Files and RRR. The film is on its way to earn Rs 300 crore domestically, and its catch in the collections on Monday will act as a seal on this statement.

The Hindi version is a blockbuster of epic proportions, and because the cost is relatively low and the film is not Baahubali or RRR in terms of budget. Talking about the national gross, KGF 2 will easily cross the Rs 300 crore mark on Saturday. The All India Opening Day gross is around Rs 130 crore, followed by Rs 106 crore on Friday and is likely to be around Rs 90 crore on the third day. The trend analysis gives us all India weekend estimate of around Rs 326 cr.

The business will jump in volumes on Sunday and the film is raking in another 100 crore-plus at the box office. It is looking to close the four-day extended weekend with a minimum all-India gross of over Rs 435 crore. The opening weekend of KGF 2 would have raked in Rs 500 crore worldwide in the biz, and this is yet another landmark achievement for this gangster drama. While this was an article focused on the Hindi version of KGF 2, stay tuned to Pinkvilla for in-depth reportage on all versions of the film as well as the global gross.

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