Kantara smashed the previous best for the fifth weekend of Baahubali 2 by a huge margin of 55 percent. Moreover, it almost took the full week record during the weekend itself.
Kantara beats Baahubali 2
The dream run of the Kannada film Kantara at the box office continues as the film has now started to set all-time records. The film grossed Rs. 36 crores approx in its fifth weekend, increasing 14 percent from its previous week. The increase in collections came from the expansion of dubbed versions, all of them but Telugu, recording jumps from the previous week.
Also, the film smashed the previous best for the fifth weekend of Baahubali 2 (Rs. 23.20 crores) by a huge margin of 55 percent. In fact, it almost takes out the full week record of Rs. 40.30 crores by Baahubali 2 during the weekend itself.
As we all know, opening records are easier to break and they get broken all the time but the later weekend/week records are very rare to set, though in the case of Baahubali 2, it has held all of them for a long long time and it is the later week records that are now starting to get renewed by Kantara. Kantara also had the biggest fourth Monday to Wednesday at the Indian box office, making it six single-day records in name of the film, the rest being held by Baahubali 2 as of now.
The box office collections of Kantara at the Indian box office are as follows: (Source Pinkvilla)
Week One – Rs. 26.75 crores
Week Two – Rs. 37.25 crores
Week Three – Rs. 75 crores
Week Four – Rs. 70.75 crores
5th Friday – Rs. 8.25 crores
5th Saturday – Rs. 13 crores
5th Sunday – Rs. 14.50 crores
Total – Rs. 245.50 crores
Percentage of returns (Hindi)
Meanwhile, Kantara (Hindi) has completed a theatrical run of 17 days. As of now, the film has earned an impressive total of 42.95 crores. Considering its break-even of 7.5 crores for the Hindi version, the film has earned a profit of 35.45 crores till now. If converted to a percentage, it equals a massive 472.66%. That’s really humongous and it has surpassed the returns of KGF Chapter 2’s Hindi version (382.91%).
Kantara will soon surpass Karthikeya 2 (Hindi), which has returns of 566.66% on the list of Most Profitable Films Of 2022 (Hindi). The list is topped by The Kashmir Files (1162%).
Meanwhile, speaking about the total Indian collection, Kantara has crossed the mark of 260 crores recently and has completed a run of 1 month in theatres. However, it is yet to slow down and is creating history each day.