There are two Southern films currently in theaters and both are seeing mixed reactions at the box office. While ligers (Hindi) finds no respite and sees a steady decline, Karthikeya 2 (Hindi) holds on tight and attracts at least some kind of kick.
You can see that from the fact that on Tuesday, ligers (Hindi) could only collect Rs. 1.25 crores * despite a huge number of screens with practically all good shows in the best properties under multiplexes as well as single game screens set aside for it. Dharma Productions did everything possible to ensure that the lead actor from Vijay Deverakonda and Ananya Pandey got the best stage for himself to grow and thrive, but then the final content wasn’t to the liking of the audience and it shows reflected in the totals written at Rs. 16.50 crores*.
On the other hand, one can bet that to this day not many, even in the industry, know the names of the producer, director and main cast Karthikeya 2 (Hindi) and still ‘aam junta’ gives him a dekko. It’s simple word of mouth that does the trick that allowed an Rs. 7 lakh opener to reach Rs. 24.82 crores* already with Rs. 0.60 crores* also coming on Tuesday. The trend will only remain stable as there is not much competition meaning the third week would close around the Rs. 26 billion mark. Journey to the Rs. Lifetime of 30 crores is now secured for this 2022 surprise hit.
*Estimates. Final numbers awaited
Note: All collections according to production and distribution sources
Other pages: Karthikeya 2 Box Office Collection, Karthikeya 2 Movie Review