Kalki 2898 AD box office collections: Prabhas, Deepika film Scores 100Cr Plus First Day in India

The Prabhas led epic Kalki 2898 AD amassed an estimated Rs. 101 crore on its first day in the domestic market, making it only the fourth time that a film has hit the century mark.

Updated on Jun 28, 2024  |  07:42 PM IST |  133.6K
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Deepika Padukone, Prabhas and Amitabh Bachchan in Kalki 2898 AD (image courtesy of Vyjayanthi Movies)

Kalki 2898 AD had a sensational opening at the Indian box office. The Prabhas led epic garnered Rs. 101 crore on its first day in the domestic market, marking only the fourth time a film has hit the century mark on its opening day. The previous four films to achieve this milestone were Baahubali 2, RRR and KGF Chapter 2. For Prabhas, Kalki is the second-highest opener, bettering Salaar (Rs. 94 crore) which was released six months back.

The lion’s share of first-day collections of Kalki came from the Telugu states, where it recorded the second-highest opening day of all time with nearly Rs. 58 crore approx. In Nizam, the film almost bested the opening day of record holder RRR, coming with Rs. 2 crore of the record figure. In Hyderabad, it actually may top RRR when the numbers come but the smaller centres in the districts lagged a bit behind as the genre made it tough there.

The smaller centre held back the film even more in Andhra Pradesh, where it grossed Rs. 31 crore approx versus Rs. 29 crore for Salaar. The film managed to get highest highest-ever ticket prices and permissions for extra shows, due to which expectations were to get close to Rs. 40 crore first day but it managed to barely go over Rs. 30 crore. In some places, the high ticket prices probably hurt the opening as they are a bit too high, especially coming after three years of discounted prices.

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The Hindi dubbed version in North India can be called the best performer of the film as it opened well above the pre-release expectations, especially after the trailers failed to impress. The film grossed Rs. 26 crore approx in North India, which includes collections from the original Telugu version, which is almost 50 per cent higher than Salaar, despite Salaar being more likelier to get an opening. 

Tamil Nadu and Kerala also had a very good start with the former getting close to Rs. 5 crore on the first day, ahead of Salaar. The good start in these two and Hindi circuits is a plus as they can leg out with the right reception and the initial reception seems to be there for the film.

The territorial breakdown for first-day box office collections of Kalki 2898 AD at the Indian box office is as follows:

Area Share (in Rs.) Gross (in Rs.)
AP/TS 38.50 Cr.  57.75 Cr. 
      Nizam  16.50 Cr.   26.25 Cr. 
      Ceeded  5.10 Cr.   7.00 Cr. 
      Andhra  16.90 Cr.   24.50 Cr. 
Karnataka 5.50 Cr.  10.25 Cr. 
Tamil Nadu 2.25 Cr.  4.90 Cr. 
Kerala 1.25 Cr.  2.85 Cr. 
North India 11.50 Cr.  25.00 Cr. 
     
INDIA 59.00 Cr.  100.75 Cr. 

 

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