Box Office: KGF 2 enters the 300 cr club with 1.75 cr footfalls; Dangal & Bajrangi Bhaijaan top with 3.5 cr
Among all the Rs 300 crore films, KGF 2 has zoomed into the prestigious club with the lowest footfalls and that’s a result of the constantly rising ticket prices. Read detailed analysis.
As you read this, KGF: Chapter 2 has entered the Rs 300 crore at the box office in the Hindi belts. The Yash fronted gangster drama has zoomed past the benchmark in a span of 11 days and is among the fastest to enter the coveted mark. The movie is the highest grossing film in the Hindi market since the beginning of pandemic as also the first ever film to hit the Rs 300 crore mark. It's a historic achievement for a film of Kannada origin, and this also consolidates Yash's position as a known face in the Hindi markets.
The numbers deserve to be celebrated and this is just the beginning as the movie is fast headed to challenge the lifetime collections of Dangal (Rs 375 crore – Hindi Only). While KGF 2 will zoom past the collections of all Hindi films, probably ending its run in the same range as Dangal, the rising ticket prices have curtailed the film from reaching out to a huge section of audience. According to our tracking and estimates, the movie has hit the Rs 300 crore club with an approximate footfall in the range of 1.72 to 1.77 crore i.e. the movie has sold 1.72 to 1.77 crore tickets to enter the prestigious Rs 300 crore club.
The average ticket price for KGF Chapter 2 across the country in it's 11 day run falls in the range of Rs 203, which is the highest ever for an Indian film, just second to Spiderman: No Way Home. The national and non-national multiplexes with some premium single screens clocked Rs 245 crore gross (205 crore nett), which entailed footfalls of 95 lakh with an average ticket price of Rs 258. This data is primarily from multiplexes and top tier single screens. The singles screens and low tier multiplexes in the interiors got around 80 lakh footfalls with an average ticket price of Rs 114. If KGF 2 ends its run around Rs 380 crore, it will end up with lifetime footfalls in the range of Rs 2.25 crore, which will be similar to Hrithik Roshan's War, which clocked Rs 300 crore (all versions) in 2019. End of the day, it's the numbers that matter and despite relatively lower footfalls, in terms of ROI, KGF 2 is among the biggest success stories of last few years and no one can take away this achievement from the film.