Kannada film KGF Chapter 2 continues to rewrite record books at the box office. The film has managed a stronghold on its sixth day, that is 19 April, registering earnings of over Rs 50 crore across all languages on the day. This takes the film’s total gross to an impressive Rs 676 crore. The number is significant because this means KGF Chapter 2 has surpassed the lifetime earnings of Baahubali: The Beginning (Rs 650 crore).
According to industry estimates, the Yash-starrer is poised to cross the Rs 1,000-crore mark sometime next week.
Film trade analyst Manobala Vijayabalan tweeted the breakdown of the worldwide earnings of KGF Chapter 2 this evening. His tweet also mentioned that the Prasanth Neel film is now eighth in the list of highest-grossing Indian films of all time.
Day 1: Rs 165.37 crore
Day 2: Rs 139.25 crore
Day 3: Rs 115.08 crore
Day 4: Rs 132.13 crore
Day 5: Rs 73.29 crore
Day 6: Rs 51.68 crore
Total: Rs 676.80 crore
The film’s Hindi-dubbed version is also breaking new records each day. The Hindi version alone has grossed Rs 238.70 crore, as per trade analyst Taran Adarsh. On Wednesday afternoon, Taran tweeted that the film is all set to be the fastest one in Hindi to hit the Rs 250-crore mark. “#KGF2 is super-strong on Day 6… Will cross Rs 250 cr mark today [Wed, Day 7]… again, the fastest to hit Rs 250 CR…Thu 53.95 cr, Fri 46.79 cr, Sat 42.90 cr, Sun 50.35 cr, Mon 25.57 cr, Tue 19.14 cr. Total: Rs 238.70 cr. #India biz. #Hindi Version,” his tweet read.
Helmed by Prashanth Neel, KGF Chapter 2 is a follow-up of the Kannada blockbuster KGF: Chapter 1. Starring Yash in the lead, the film follows an underdog named Rocky (Yash) who later becomes a dangerous gangster, controlling the gold-mining empire at Kolar Gold Fields. The film is told from the point of view of journalist-turned-writer Anand Ingalagi (Anant Nag). The sequel also stars Sanjay Dutt, Raveena Tandon, Srinidhi Shetty, Prakash Raj, Malavika Avinash, John Kokken, and Saran.
Recently, while speaking with the Public TV channel, the franchise’s executive producer Karthik Gowda confirmed that pre-production work on KGF: Chapter 3 has begun but did not divulge more details.