‘An Unstoppable Force’: Kantara surpasses Rs 400 crore mark worldwide; beats KGF Chapter 2 in Karnataka
Kannada blockbuster 'Kantara' smashed box office records on Tuesday and surpassed the Rs 400-crore mark in gross collection worldwide. With this, the drama-thriller flick has become the second Kannada film ever to do so.
Interestingly, that’s not the only notch in its belt. 'Kantara', over the weekend, became the highest-grossing film ever in Karnataka.
Announcing the good news, trade analyst and film critic Taran Adarsh tweeted that the flick had surpassed the Rs 400-crore mark globally, that too within two months in the gross collection. He also posted a territory-wise breakdown of the film’s earnings.
Directed by Rishab Shetty, the drama-thriller was a surprise success. Made on a modest budget of ₹15 crore nobody expected that the regional film could even reach the 100-cr mark.
‘KANTARA’ CROSSES ₹ 400 CR WORLDWIDE… #Kantara territory-wise breakup… Note: GROSS BOC…— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) November 22, 2022
⭐️ #Karnataka: ₹ 168.50 cr
⭐️ #Andhra / #Telangana: ₹ 60 cr
⭐️ #TamilNadu: ₹ 12.70 cr
⭐️ #Kerala: ₹ 19.20 cr
⭐️ #Overseas: ₹ 44.50 cr
⭐️ #NorthIndia: ₹ 96 cr
⭐️ Total: ₹ 400.90 cr pic.twitter.com/CmBQbLrZvf
Breaking 'KGF: Chapter 2’s record in Karnataka, 'Kantara' crossed Rs 155 cr in nett earning on Sunday. By Tuesday, the film has earned more than 160 cr nett in Karnataka alone. Not only that the dubbed versions of the movie are also performing tremendously well. The Hindi dubbed version has earned Rs 82 crore while the Telugu version has earned Rs 42 crore.
The thriller Kantara blends tales of man versus nature, land politics, and indigenous beliefs and rituals with folklore and traditions from coastal Karnataka. The flick has been praised by both audiences as well as critics and is the highest-rated Indian film on IMDB currently.