The craze for KGF: Chapter 1 declines to die down anytime soon as its Hindi version continues to remain strong at the Indian box office despite being in its third week. It is now inching closer to Rs 40 crore mark in 17 days.
The Hindi version of KGF: Chapter 1 rocked the domestic box office for two weeks. Since there were no new big releases, the Yash starrer was expected to continue its dream run. When compared to its opening day business, the movie witnessed 57.15 per cent drop in its collection on its third Friday. But it went on to show decent growth on its third Saturday and Sunday.
The Hindi version of KGF: Chapter 1 has collected Rs 4.25 crore net at the Indian box office in its third weekend and its 17-day total collection stands at Rs 37.20 crore net in the domestic market. Considering its current pace, the movie will surpass Rs 40 crore net mark in the coming days.
Taran Adarsh tweeted, "#KGF is maintaining the rhythm... Eyes ₹ 40 cr+ mark, an impressive total since it successfully faced two biggies in two consecutive weeks... [Week 3] Fri 90 lakhs, Sat 1.35 cr, Sun 2 cr. Total: ₹ 37.20 cr. India biz. Note: HINDI version. He added, "#KGF biz at a glance... Week 1: ₹ 21.45 cr Week 2: ₹ 11.50 cr Weekend 3: ₹ 4.25 cr Total: ₹ 37.20 cr India biz. Note: HINDI version."
KGF: Chapter 1 is the first Kannada film that has been dubbed in Hindi and released with the original version. Since it clashed with Shah Rukh Khan's Zero, it faced lack of enough number of screens. But somehow, the distributors managed to get it 1500 screens.
Trade experts in B-Town were wondering whether KGF: Chapter 1 would be able to withstand the wave of Shah Rukh Khan's Zero. But its Hindi made decent collection and emerged as the Christmas victory of 2018. The movie has gone on to prove that the power of content is greater than the star power.