Yash's KGF, which has been running successfully in theatres across the country, has now become the fifth highest grossing Hindi dubbed south Indian movie beating Rajinikanth's Robot at the domestic box office.
After completing its first week, KGF earned Rs 22.70 crore beating the lifetime biz of Robot which is Rs 20 crore. The movie will now be aiming to surpass the Hindi dubbed version of Rajinikanth starrer Kabali which earned Rs 32 crore in the Hindi circuit.
However, the road to make to it to top 3 is way too long as it will be next to impossible to beat the Hindi versions of Baahubali – The Beginning (Rs 117 crore), Baahubali – The Conclusion (Rs 511 crore) and Rajinkanth's 2.0 (Rs 190 crore).
KGF is now sailing swiftly at the box office to become the all-time highest grossing movie in Sandalwood. The movie was released across 2460 screens (Karnataka [Kannada/400 screens], Andhra Pradesh and Telangana [Telugu/400 screens], Tamil Nadu [Tamil/100 screens], Kerala [Malayalam/60], Rest of India [Hindi/1500 screens]) in India.
KGF revolves around the Kolar Gold Fields in Karnataka. It marks Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar's Excel Entertainment's first Kannada venture. The film traces the history of gold mining and the mafia running it in the generous fields of Karnataka's Kolar region.
Starring Yash, Srinidhi Shetty, Ramya Krishna, Ananth Nag, John Kokken, Achyuth Rao in the lead, KGF is a Homabale Films production directed by Prashanth Neel, produced by Vijay Kiragandur while Ravi Basrur has composed the music for KGF.
Depicting the Gold Fields from the late 70s, the period drama is being made in two parts.