If it was "PK" last year, it is "Dilwale" and "Bajirao Mastani", which have been beaten by Yash's film. Yes, his latest movie "Masterpiece" has made a record-breaking business in the first weekend in Karnataka.
"Masterpiece" has made a business of Rs 16.6 crore in its opening weekend in Karnataka. The movie had earned Rs 6 crore on the first day. Due to the early morning shows and the increase in the screen counts in the multiplexes, the Kannada movie made huge business on the release day.
The response remained the same on the second and the third days as "Masterpiece" minted Rs 3.6 and Rs 3 crore respectively to take its three-day box office collection to Rs 12.6 crore. On Sunday, the Kannada movie added Rs 4 crore to end its first weekend at Rs 16.6 crore in Karnataka.
Producer Jayanna confirmed the same to IBTimes and said, "We are happy that a Kannada movie is doing so well. The response has been earth-shattering and "Masterpiece" seems like have broken several records."
On reminding "Masterpiece" dominating biggies like "Dilwale", starring Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol, and "Bajirao Mastani", starring Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra, he added, "Nobody had imagined that our 'Mr and Mrs Ramachari' would survive in theatres when it was released against Aamir Khan's 'PK' last year. This time, 'Masterpiece' has overpowered biggies from other languages in the state."
In the Bengaluru-Kolar-Tumkur region, "Masterpiece" has clearly beaten "Dilwale", "Bajirao Mastani" and some other big films.
On Saturday and Sunday, "Masterpiece" went houseful in almost all the shows that was screened in Bengaluru. The Kannada movie had a total of 280+ shows, "Bajirao Mastani" had its half the shows and "Dilwale" was reduced to 140+ shows in two days.
Hollywood movie "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" had around 240 shows, Tamil films like "Pasanga 2" had around 140 shows, "Thanga Magan" had 30+ shows, Telugu flick "Soukhyam" had 100+ shows and Malayalam movie "Charlie" had a little over 50 shows in the last two days of the Christmas weekend.