The Yash starrer KGF – Chapter 2 was released last week to a thunderous response from the audience. After a massive opening that saw the film rake in Rs. 53.95 cr, the business of KGF 2 continued to see further growth over its opening weekend. In fact, the film managed to make it past the Rs. 200 cr mark in just five days of its release. Now on Day 7 KGF – Chapter 2 has collected a further Rs. 16.35 cr, taking its total collections past the Rs. 250 cr mark.
In this box office report, we look at the first Wednesday collections of KGF – Chapter 2 while comparing the same to previous releases of 2022. Collecting Rs. 16.35 cr KGF 2 fails to beat the Vivek Agnihotri directorial The Kashmir Files, which had collected Rs. 19.05 cr on its first Wednesday. On the other hand, the film does manage to perform better than other releases this year like the SS Rajamouli film RRR which collected Rs. 13 cr, Gangubai Kathiawadi which collected Rs. 6.21 cr, and Bachchhan Paandey which collected Rs. 2.73 cr. With this KGF – Chapter 2 now ranks as the second-highest first Wednesday grosser of 2022.
When compared to all-time releases, KGF – Chapter 2 ranks as the 13th all-time highest first Wednesday grosser surpassing the collections of previous releases like Kabir Singh, which collected Rs. 15.91 cr, Housefull 4 which collected Rs. 15.71 cr, and the Salman Khan starrer Dabangg 3 which collected Rs. 15.39 cr.
Going forward, KGF – Chapter 2 continues to run in theatres with the audience patronizing the film in droves. In fact, trade predictions claim that the business of the Yash starrer is likely to see a jump in collections over its second weekend. With total collections pegged at Rs. 255.05 cr, it is expected that KGF 2 will make it past the Rs. 300 cr mark by the end of its second weekend.
Top 5 First Wednesday Grossers of 2022 at a glance:
The Kashmir Files – Rs. 19.05 cr
KGF – Chapter 2 – Rs. 16.53 cr
RRR – Rs. 13 cr
Gangubai Kathiawadi – Rs. 6.21 cr
Bachchhan Paandey – Rs. 2.73 cr