Yash starrer KGF 2 opened to a thunderous opening across India in the morning shows across India. As the day progressed, it was simply unstoppable at the box office.
Written and directed by Prashanth Neel and produced by Vijay Kiragandur under the banner of Hombale Films, KGF Chapter 1, starring Yash was the surprise hit in 2018 when it received solid reviews from the critics and audience alike. The action drama went on to collect Rs 44.42 crore in Hindi language while it minted a mind blowing Rs 185.24 crore in all languages against a budget of Rs 80 crore. It also helped in gaining cult-status over the satellite and digital platform which made the audience wait with bathed-breath for the sequel.
Thanks to the first look poster, thrilling trailer and brilliant promos, the advance booking of KGF 2 was god-like beating the advance booking of RRR, Hrithik Roshan and Tiger Shroff starrer WAR and even SS Rajamouli directed Bahubali 2 with the advance collection taking a huge leap. The advance booking collection for Bahubali 2 was Rs 37.53 crore but KGF 2 has overtaken those numbers. The recent trade report shows that KGF 2 has minted Rs 38-39 crore in the advance booking though the numbers can go higher.
The action drama released yesterday and has opened to an excellent response in the morning shows with the occupancy range 75-80% across India in the Hindi version which was the best since Bahubali 2. This can be called as bumper opening which used to happen with films like WAR and Thugs Of Hindostan in pre-pandemic era. The collections just got better as the word of mouth review is solid as per Book My Show towards evening and night shows which helped KGF Chapter 2 collect Rs 50-52 crore from 4400 screen as per early trade reports in the Hindi version.
With this collection, KGF 2 has crossed the opening day figure of Prabhas starrer Bahubali 2 which minted Rs 41 crore in Hindi version and Aamir Khan starrer Thugs Of Hindostan which collected Rs 50.75 crore. There are chances it might even cross WAR which still holds the record of highest opening day figure with Rs 51.60 crore in the Hindi version.
The opening day figure is humongous that it has already crossed the lifetime collection of first part which earned Rs 44.42 in the Hindi version. The budget of KGF 2 is Rs 100 crore which has easily been achieved as the action drama collected Rs 128 crore net in all languages.
KGF: Chapter 2 stars Yash, Sanjay Dutt, Raveena Tandon and Srinidhi Shetty in lead roles. Prakash Raj, Malavika Avinash, Achyuth Kumar and several other actors form the supporting cast.