'KGF: Chapter 2' releases across 4500 screens; beats Akshay Kumar's 'Sooryavanshi' to have widest post-pandemic debut
As 'KGF: Chapter 2' released today and gets set to smash box office records, it has now come to light that the action-drama will have the widest release for a post-pandemic film. According to boxofficeindia.com, the Hindi dubbed version of the Yash starrer has become the first to enjoy a release on over 4000 screens.
An estimated total of about 4,500 screens have been allotted to the Hindi version of the film which now makes it the widest post-pandemic release and the fifth widest release of all time.
This has even beaten Akshay Kumar's 'Sooryavanshi' that was released across 3,600 screens. Alia Bhatt's 'Gangubai Kathiawadi' also released across 3,500 screens while Ranveer Singh's '83 got 3,400 screens.
2022's biggest blockbuster, SS Rajamouli's 'RRR' released across still fewer screens. The film which earned over Rs 1000 crore at the box office, released across 3,200 screens.
These numbers indicate that films can now hope to achieve pre-pandemic numbers and much bigger releases.
The two-part multilingual film, which had its first chapter released in 2018, turned out to be the highest-grossing movie of the Kannada industry.
The movie traces the history of gold mining and the mafia running it in Karnataka's Kolar region. If the pre-release buzz is to be believed, the film has already crossed a whopping 2.5 million tickets in advance sales. It is followed by another film from South India, the Tamil movie 'Beast', which has crossed 1.8 million ticket sales.
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