Surpassed the earnings of other high-grossing Hindi films.
Kannada film KGF: Chapter 2 has breached a new landmark becoming the sixth-highest-grossing Indian film of all time.
On April 24, 2022, the film added Rs. 64.83 crores to its earnings, taking its total worldwide earnings to Rs. 883 crores.
In the process, the Yash-starrer overtook Aamir Khan’s blockbuster PK’s lifetime gross of Rs. 854 crores.
The Prasanth Neel film is now poised to break the Rs. 1000-crore barrier in the upcoming days.
On April 25, 2022, film trade analyst Manobala Vijayabalan tweeted:
“#KGF2 with Rs. 883.56 crores surpasses #AamirKhan’s PK lifetime figure to become the SIXTH highest grossing Indian movie.”
In a separate tweet, he gave a breakdown of the film’s day-by-day earnings.
KGF: Chapter 2 saw a 50% jump in its business on April 24, 2022, registering a strong day globally.
The film grossed an impressive Rs. 133 crore in its second weekend.
Industry insiders are estimating that it should cross the lifetime gross earnings of the next two films on the list, Secret Superstar and Bajrangi Bhaijaan, this week itself.
The film’s Hindi-dubbed version has also been the most successful film in Hindi in the post-pandemic era.
As per figures released earlier in the day, KGF: Chapter 2‘s Hindi version has earned Rs. 321 crores in earnings at the box office.
#KGFChapter2 WW Box Office
Biz JUMPS on Sunday.
Week 1 – ? 720.31 cr
Day 1 – ? 30.18 cr
Day 2 – ? 26.09 cr
Day 3 – ? 42.15 cr
Day 4 – ? 64.83 cr
Total – ? 883.56 cr
6th HIGHEST grossing movie of all time. [Indian Films]
— Manobala Vijayabalan (@ManobalaV) April 25, 2022
It has surpassed the earnings of other high-grossing Hindi films like Sooryavanshi, The Kashmir Files and RRR’s Hindi version.
Shahid Kapoor’s sports drama Jersey, in comparison, has proven to be disappointing for its makers.
Jersey is a remake of the National Award-winning Telugu film of the same name, which was also directed by Tinnanuri.
It starred Nani in the lead role and was a huge box office hit for the actor.
The sports drama was postponed many times, and was released on April 22, 2022.
The makers of Jersey were accused of plagiarism, according to a report published in the Times of India.
Directed by Prashanth Neel, KGF: Chapter 2 follows an underdog named Rocky who is fighting to retain control over his newly-acquired gold-mining empire at Kolar Gold Fields.
The sequel also stars Sanjay Dutt, Raveena Tandon, Srinidhi Shetty, Prakash Raj, Malavika Avinash, John Kokken, and Saran.
The film will be getting a wider reach with its streaming premiere.
The film will be premiered on Amazon Prime Video by the end of May.
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.