KGF: Chapter 2 has shattered and rewritten all records at the box office, as the movie has collected Rs. 31 crores nett with merely the advance ticket sales for the opening day. The Prashanth Neel film was historic since the day the advances opened, but none expected it to challenge or rather surpass the advance bookings of War. The opening day advance of KGF 2 is higher than the full day collections of all Bollywood films since the release of War in 2019. The advance booking alone has crossed opening day business of films like Dabangg 3 [Salman Khan], Good Newwz [Akshay Kumar and Kareena Kapoor], Tanhaji [Ajay Devgn], Sooryavanshi [Akshay Kumar], 83 [Ranveer Singh], Gangubai Kathiawadi [Alia Bhatt] to name some. In-fact, the advance booking for the opening day has also surpassed the lifetime biz of many pandemic releases of Bollywood.
Be it single screens or multiplexes, KGF 2 has set the cash registers rolling. The Yash film has sold tickets for more than 50 percent of the overall occupancy and this is just expected to grow further through the day, once the tickets sell on the spot at counters. The movie is now poised to challenge the opening day figure of War by collecting over Rs. 51 crore on its opening day. If the audience word of mouth is positive, the opening weekend of KGF 2 will be near the Rs. 200 crore mark, and the film would set a record that would stand unchallenged for the days to come. Be it Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata or Gujarat, Pune, Bihar – the movie has recorded houseful boards across the nation.
This sort of response has been recorded by very few films in the history of Indian cinema in Hindi belts. This has frequently happened for Salman Khan releases between 2010 to 2019, with others in the list being Dhoom 3 and Baahubali 2. KGF 2 has joined the prestigious list of films with unprecedented pre-release hype and if the reports are anywhere close to justify the pre-release hype, it will set new records by the end of its run in Hindi belts.
Talking of advance for the weekend, the movie has netted Rs. 55 crores already and this is also a record for any film in the history of Indian cinema in Hindi belts. The weekend advance has surpassed the likes of War, Sultan, Bahubali 2 and Tiger Zinda Hai.
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