Prashanth Neel’s KGF: Chapter 2 has become the biggest day one opener in India.
The Kannada action film was released on April 15, 2022, and grossed nearly Rs. 135 Crore (£13.5 million) in India.
According to Bollywood trade analyst Taran Adarsh, the Hindi version grossed over Rs. 64 Crore (£6.4 million).
As a result, KGF: Chapter 2 overtakes WAR and Thugs of Hindostan to become the highest-grossing Hindi film on its opening day.
In addition to the film breaking Hindi box office records, it is also the highest opening in Karnataka for a Kannada film as well as the highest opener in Kerala.
While Hombale Films produced the film, KGF: Chapter 2 was presented in North-Indian markets by Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar’s Excel Entertainment and AA Films.
The film stars Yash and features an ensemble cast that includes Sanjay Dutt, Srinidhi Shetty and Raveena Tandon.
KGF: Chapter 2 released to a mixed response among critics.
Taran Adarsh praised the film and said that it “has a fresh, international look and doesn’t look like a regional film at all”.
Subha J Rao of Firstpost stated that the writing and conception were “far better” than Chapter 1.