KGF Chapter 2 has just premiered in theaters worldwide, with the film’s box office earnings predicted to make ten times the original budget.
The world is gripped by KGF-fever today, with the highly-anticipated sequel movie finally making its theatrical debut after one of the most intense promotional campaigns in recent memory.
As cinemagoers celebrate KGF Chapter 3 being announced, word of mouth is resulting in more and more expectant fans making the effort to see Yash’s latest blockbuster on the big screen.
Now, a new prediction on the potential box office lifetime earnings sets up KGF Chapter 2 to make over ten times the film’s original budget!
KGF Chapter 2 set to break opening day records
The KGF Chapter 2 movie has only been available to watch in theaters for less than one day, but already the film is set to break records for the Indian cinema industry.
In fact, it has already been reported by Bollywood Hungama that KGF Chapter 2 has earned Rs 31 Crore net with the advance ticket sales. The same report would share that a fantastic 80% occupancy rate has been seen across the country, with nearly 50% of those being purely from the advance ticket sales.
Trade analysis Sumit Kadel would then revealed that this makes KGF Chapter 2 the second best-selling advance ticket booking for any Indian movie behind Baahubali 2 (2017).
“#KGFChapter2 ( Hindi ) Advance Booking crosses ₹ 25 cr nice for the opening day. Film has recorded second highest advance booking of all time after #Baahubali2 .. Day-1 collection is going to surpass ₹ 40 cr nett mark & will take a shot at ₹ 45-50 cr opening. #KGF2 #Yash” – Sumit Kadel, via Twitter.
However, the film’s initial success is not only limited to a certain region, with the entire nation, if not the world, is gripped by KGF-fever. Another trade analyst, Ramesh Bala, has confirmed that KGF Chapter 2 actually beat out Baahubali 2 for the Hindi release.
Predicted box office collection dwarf’s budget
Whilst the opening box office sales won’t be officially confirmed for a few days (it takes time to tally up this many tickets sold), that hasn’t stopped experts from making predictions about KGF Chapter 2’s potential lifetime earnings.
According to sackclotha typically reliable outlet for box office earnings, KGF Chapter 2 is predicted to make an outstanding Rs 1250 Crore gross lifetime profit worldwide with a Rs 600 Crore share:
- India Net: 920 Cr / Share: 510 Cr
- Hindi Net: 400 cr / Share: 200 cr
- Kannada Net: 250 Cr / Share: 160 Cr
- Telugu Net: 170 Cr / Share: 120 Cr
- Tamil Net: 70cr / Share: 40cr
- Malayalam Net: 30 Cr / Share: 20 Cr
- Worldwide Gross: 1250 Cr /Share: 600 Cr.
KGF Chapter 2 reportedly had a budget of around Rs 100 Crore, meaning that the post-release profits could potentially be more than ten times the original budget!
Koimoi has even suggested that there is a chance the film could become the biggest opening day in the Indian cinema industry; with the competition being RRR (Rs 223 Crore) and Baahubali 2 (Rs 213 Crore) – KGF Chapter 1 earned Rs 150 Crore on Day One.
The 10 biggest-budget Indian movies
Now that we know the potential scope of KGF Chapter 2’s success at the global box office, many are wondering what the biggest-budget Indian releases have been in recent years.
Whilst a 100 Crore budget for KGF Chapter 2 is indeed impressive, it doesn’t come close to some of the other major blockbusters that have graced the big screen:
- 2.0 (2018) – Rs 570 crore
- RRR (2022) – Rs 550 crore
- Ponniyin Selvan (2022) – Rs 500 crore
- Adipurush (2023) – Rs 500 crore
- The Good Maharaja (2022) – Rs 400 crore
- Saaho (2019) – Rs 250 Crore
- Radhe Shyam (2022) – Rs 350 crore
- Salaar (2022) – Rs 350 crore
- Thugs of Hindostan (2018) – Rs 310 crore
- Prithviraj (2022) – Rs 300 crore
- Brahmāstra (2022) – Rs 300 crore
By Tom Llewellyn [email protected]
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