KGF Chapter 2 has made it into the top three singles of all time in Kerala, overtaking Mohanlal star Lucifer. The two movies about it are Pulimurugan and Baahubali 2 and will likely stay that way as there are good Rs. 9 million difference between KGF 2 and Baahubali. Gross cash receipts in the state for KGF 2 is Rs. approx. 64.50 crores so far and is likely to close at Rs. 67-68 crores approx. The first KGF brought in just over Rs. 6 crores in the state, the sequel will do eleven times that.
Early in its run, KGF 2 set the record for the largest opening day ever in the state and followed it with the largest first weekend and largest first week. What makes it even more special is that they came during the month of Ramadan, which is traditionally a slow box office time in Muslim populated regions and Kerala has a very large Muslim population. After Eid, the film had a very good rise in collections, collecting over Rs 6.50 crores in the seven days from May 2nd to May 8th, which it also did in the seven days before, despite competition from several Eid publications. Now there is no boost as such, but the daily numbers are still very strong. Yesterday it brought in Rs. 30 lakhs on his fourth Wednesday, which is only 70 percent less than the second Wednesday. A 30 percent hold after two weeks is an excellent trend.
The ten highest-grossing films of all time in Kerala are as follows:
- Pulimurugan – Rs. 78.50 crores
- Baahubali: The Conclusion – Rs. 73.20 crores
- KGF: Chapter 2 – Rs. 64.50 crores approx. (28 days)
- Lucifer – Rs. 64 crores
- Bheeshma Parvam – Rs. 46.80 crores
- Drishyam – Rs. 42 crores
- Premature Babies – Rs. 41 crores
- Kayamkulam Kochunni – Rs. 40 crores
- Ennu Ninte Moideen – Rs. 36 crores
- Kurup – Rs. 32.30 crores
After six years, Pulimurugan is still the highest-grossing in the state. Kerala was the only state where Baahubali 2 couldn’t make the top spot speaks volumes for what this film accomplished back then. Kerala has one of the cheapest ticket prices in the whole country, if not the cheapest, so these numbers are even better than they look. There hasn’t been much inflation in the state either, which is why there are a few films from the early to mid 2010s on the list as well, which is not very rare to see in any other state.
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