Rocking Star Yash's KGF is setting new records and creating history at the box office. The movie, which is originally made in Kannada, has pulling the audience to theatres in big numbers and already declared the biggest hit in the history of Sandalwood. The underlining part of its success story is that it has done extremely well in the US.
Released in about 100 screens in the US, KGF was opened with premieres across the country on 20 December in four versions (Kannada, Telugu, Hindi and Tamil). The Kannada film had managed to draw the viewers' attention as it registered $62,014 from 61 locations. Following the mixed reviews, the industry had expected the collection of the multilingual flick to drop, but to everybody's surprise the business remained steady for the next three days.
Prashanth Neel-directorial had its best day in the opening weekend on Saturday after minting $102,632 from 78 locations. KGF ended its first weekend at $307,871. Interestingly, the Yash-starrer managed to pull audience to theatres on the weekdays too as it raked in $53,501 and $77,141 in the next two days. In the six days (including premieres), the film has earned $438,513.
Here is the day-wise collection of KGF in the US:
The period drama is now the highest-grossing Kannada movie in the US as it surpassed the collection of Anup Bhandari's RangiTaranga ($315,098), Rakshit Shetty's Kirik Party ($270,568), Godhi Banna Sadharana Mykattu ($170,863) and Sarkari Hiriya Prathamika Shale Kasaragodu ($107,071).