Yash’s KGF: Chapter 2 and Thalapathy Vijay’s Beast are clashing at the box office this April. It is safe to say that KGF 2 has thrashed Vijay’s Beast in theatres. While Beast is receiving mixed reviews, KGF: Chapter 2 is being showered with love from all quarters. Also, KGF: Chapter 2 is on top when compared to Beast in ticket sales, according to BookMyShow.
KGF: CHAPTER 2 KILLS THE BEAST
Thalapathy Vijay’s Beast, directed by Nelson Dilipkumar, released in theatres on April 13, one day ahead of Tamil New Year. On the other hand, KGF: Chapter 2 released in theatres on April 14 and has comfortably overtaken Beast at the box office.
According to BookMyShow stats, 2.5 million tickets of KGF: Chapter 2 were sold in advance. Ashish Saksena, COO – Cinemas, BookMyShow said, “Cinemas are geared up for the clash of two massive South Indian titles that are set to take the box office by storm this week. With both KGF: Chapter 2 (Kannada, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil) and Beast (Tamil) being out-and-out mass entertainers and highly anticipated movies, the advance ticket sales are shooting up in a frenzy.”
He further added, “K.G.F: Chapter 2 has already crossed a whopping 2.5 million tickets in advance sales and Beast has crossed 1.8 million ticket sales on BookMyShow, rapidly increasing with every passing hour. All in all, it is going to be a massive week ahead for cinemas with the platter available and we are confident this will further aid and strengthen the recovery curve of the industry.”
IT’S KGF 2 VS BEAST
Beast had a slight edge in Tamil Nadu as it had a solo release on April 13. While the film registered a monstrous opening, it has been receiving mixed reviews from critics and audience. Now, Beast’s theatrical run will depend on word of mouth. Whereas KGF: Chapter 2 had generated a great buzz in the North, apart from the South Indian states. Initial reports suggest that KGF will shatter box office collections and could put up big numbers soon.
While Beast may dominate in Tamil Nadu because of Thalapathy Vijay for a few days, KGF: Chapter 2 will take over the North Indian market by storm. According to trade reports, KGF 2 is likely to cross Rs 100 crore on its opening day.
After Jr NTR and Ram Charan’s RRR, it’s now KGF: Chapter 2’s turn to dominate the box office.