Blockbuster Alert: 'Kalki 2898 AD' Outperforms 'Jawan' and 'Pathaan' with Massive Earnings

On its opening day, 'Kalki 2898 AD' achieved a massive bumper opening, raking in ₹95.3 crores. Despite a 39.56% drop on the second day with earnings of ₹57.6 crores, the film bounced back on the third day, earning ₹64.5 crores

Reported by: PTC Punjabi Desk | Edited by: Prerit Chauhan  |  July 01st 2024 11:39 AM |  Updated: July 01st 2024 11:40 AM

Blockbuster Alert: 'Kalki 2898 AD' Outperforms 'Jawan' and 'Pathaan' with Massive Earnings

The release of 'Kalki 2898 AD,' starring the illustrious Prabhas and Deepika Padukone, has indeed created a cinematic tempest, sweeping across the nation from the eastern shores to the western frontiers, and from the northern highlands to the southern heartlands. This film has captivated audiences universally, its allure transcending regional boundaries and linguistic barriers.

Opening Day Triumph and Subsequent Collections

On its inaugural day, 'Kalki 2898 AD' accomplished a monumental feat, achieving a bumper opening that obliterated previous box office records. The film's magnetic appeal is attributed to several factors: its colossal budget, a constellation of star power, visually arresting special effects, and a slew of noteworthy cameos. The cinematic opus has garnered an overwhelmingly positive reception, reflected in its unprecedented earnings.

From the moment of its release, 'Kalki 2898 AD' has maintained a robust momentum. On the first day alone, it amassed a staggering ₹95.3 crores. Although the second day witnessed a 39.56% dip in earnings, with the film grossing ₹57.6 crores, the third day saw a resurgence, with collections climbing to ₹64.5 crores, marking an 11.98% increase. As for the fourth day, Sunday, preliminary reports from Sacnilk indicate that the film garnered ₹85 crores. This includes ₹36.8 crores from the Telugu version, ₹5.5 crores from Tamil, ₹39 crores from Hindi, ₹0.7 crores from Kannada, and ₹3 crores from Malayalam. Consequently, the film's cumulative earnings over the initial four days have surged past ₹302.4 crores, with significant contributions from various linguistic demographics.

Proximity to Breaking Even

'Kalki 2898 AD' has infused new vitality into the box office, which had been languishing for six months. The film's release has generated a celebratory atmosphere, resonating deeply with audiences and translating into significant financial success. In a mere four days, the film has amassed over ₹300 crores, positioning it on the brink of breaking even against its production budget of ₹600 crores.

Record-Breaking Opening Weekend

The film's financial trajectory during the opening weekend has been nothing short of extraordinary. 'Kalki 2898 AD' has emerged as the highest-grossing film for an opening weekend, shattering numerous records. According to Bollywood Hungama, it amassed over ₹300 crores, outpacing notable predecessors such as:

'Jawan' with ₹286.16 crores,

'Pathaan' with ₹280.75 crores,

'Animal' with ₹201 crores,

'KGF Chapter 2' with ₹193.99 crores.

Stellar Cast and Direction

Directed by the visionary Nag Ashwin, 'Kalki 2898 AD' boasts an ensemble cast including cinematic legends like Amitabh Bachchan, Kamal Haasan, alongside Prabhas and Deepika Padukone, with Disha Patani in a significant role. This powerhouse of talent has undoubtedly contributed to the film's resounding success.


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