It was a decent day for ligers [Hindi] since not much happened on Saturday, as one might expect. Steps were reduced, but only slightly, and as a result Rs. 4.25 crores* still came in. However, no one involved with the film would have expected this prior to release, although it wasn’t entirely unexpected given the type of trajectory the Telugu version was already following.
The film has now collected Rs. 10 crores* (including paid preview of Rs. 1.25 crores), although ideally the collections should actually be closer to Rs. 12 crores mark by now. This kind of trending was absolutely necessary for the action movie starring Vijay Deverakonda when he had to shoot for an Rs. 40-50 crores lifespan. That will be far from the case, however, as Sunday may take another hit against the T-20 India-Pakistan game today.
In the meantime, Karthikeya 2 [Hindi] has benefited again and continued his journey in the “Crore Club”. On Saturday, the film brought in Rs. 1.50 crores* which is a very good jump over the Friday numbers of Rs. 0.82 million. The film managed to find its target audience and while it’s not huge the good thing is that it at least exists and that will keep it going. Standing at Rs. 21.50 crores* already, this south-dubbed film may have similar numbers to Saturday on Sunday, but creators won’t mind as long as they stick around to at least stay steady.
*Estimates. Final numbers awaited
Note: All collections according to production and distribution sources
Other pages: Karthikeya 2 Box Office Collection, Karthikeya 2 Movie Review