The KGF: Chapter 1 turned out to be a new and special chapter in the Kannada film industry. The movie starring Yash has made its presence feel at the national level. Also, it has become the calling card of Sandalwood. Directed by Prashanth Neel, the gangster film has set a milestone in the cinema. (check: Simmba 1st day collection.)
Moreover, KGF has been giving a tough competition to Bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan’s latest film Zero at the box office. By the end of its 7th day, the Kannada film has already earned more than 113 crores. With its humungous growth, the trade analysts are sure that it will touch the mark of 150 cr soon. (check: zero eighth day collection.)
According to well-known trade analyst Taran Adarsh, KGF earned more on Wednesday as compared to Friday. It makes it a special flick and shows the power of positive word of mouth. By now, it has become the biggest grosser in the Kannada cinema. Not only in India, the film is doing great business overseas, especially in the United States of America.
In the US, it has minted over $500k and thus, become the first Kannada movie to enter this elite club. Besides Yash, KGF stars Archana Jois, Anant Nag, Srinidhi Shetty, and Achyuth Kumar in lead roles. Despite getting mixed reviews from the critics, the KGF collection hasn’t been affected at the box office.
On the contrary, the film has become a real tough challenge for SRK’s Zero. The strong positive word of mouth is the sole reason why it has grown manifolds since its release. The film has been released in multiple languages. Besides Kannada, it is also available in Hindi, Malayalam, Tamil, and Telugu.
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So far, the film has collected over Rs 115 cr with around Rs 95 crores coming solely from India. As far as its Hindi version is concerned, it will experience a little slow down as Ranveer Singh, Sonu Sood, and Sara Ali Khan. The Kannada version has grossed 70 crores, Hindi versioh has collected around 20 cr while Telugu version has earned around 10 cr.
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