The Hindi version of KGF: Chapter 1, starring Yash, has been a bonafide success, beating even the star-studded Zero. The film witnessed a growth by 40 percent on the second Saturday at the box office, but the release of Simmba did have a negative impact on its collection, especially in the Mumbai circuit. The film has raked in a total of Rs 24.45 crore.
Despite the reduction in screen count from 1500 to 780 as well as the number of shows in week two, the film has had a steady performance at the domestic box office.
A report by Box Office India states that Shah Rukh Khan, Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma’s film’s collection has fallen flat. The report predicts that the second weekend earnings are not likely to exceed Rs 3-4 crore. Bollywood Hungama writes that the Aanand L Rai directorial has only managed to earn an estimated Rs 1 crore through the second weekend. The film’s total stands at Rs 91 crore as of today.
KGF was touted as one of the most expensive works of the Kannada film industry. Directed by Prashanth Neel of Ugramm fame, the film also stars Ramya Krishna, Anant Nag and Achyuth Kumar. The first chapter of the two-part period drama has been in production for the last two years and hit cinemas on 21 December.