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Karthikeya 2 is a winner at the box office, puts up a strong show in Hindi, set to cross half million mark in US

The Nikhil Siddhartha, Anupama Parameswaran starrer, directed by Chandoo Mondeti, had hit theatres on August 13

Karthikeya 2 is a winner at the box office, puts up a strong show in Hindi, set to cross half million mark in US
Karthikeya 2
  • Srivathsan Nadadhur

Last Updated: 09.13 AM, Aug 16, 2022

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There were a lot of situations working in favour of Karthikeya 2 prior to its release at the box office. Both the Hindi releases, Laal Singh Chaddha and Raksha Bandhan, didn't evoke positive responses from crowds and the other Telugu release, Macherla Niyojakavargam, opened to very poor reviews from critics and common audience alike. Karthikeya 2, backed by a solid, riveting story, made the most of the unexpected advantage and is now a success at the box office across various regions in the country.

Starring Nikhil Siddhartha and Anupama Parameswaran in the lead, the thriller helmed by Chandoo Mondeti, grossed Rs 20 crore at the box office just in three days and has broke even at most centres where it released, entering into profit zone already. The extended holiday on Monday for August 15 came in handy for the film despite releasing on a Saturday. In the US, the thriller is expected to reach the $5,00,000 mark today and trade experts suggest it'll easily make it to the million dollar club.

Despite releasing in the Hindi-speaking regions without any promotions, Karthikeya 2 has witnessed sensational growth at the end of day 3. Starting at a meagre Rs 7 lakh on day one, the film jumped to Rs 28 lakh on day two and has collected Rs 1.10 on the third day (the growth rate is close to 300%). With no major releases in Telugu and Hindi in the coming week (excepting Dobaara), Karthikeya 2's victorious run is likely to get a major boost in the second weekend too. 

In terms of share, Karthikeya 2 garnered Rs 3.60 crore in the Nizam region, while collecting around Rs 1.5 crore and Rs 5 crore in ceded areas and Andhra Pradesh respectively (in share). The gross collections in Andhra and Nizam regions for the film are more than the first two days and this can only be attributed to the terrific word of mouth. Karthik Gattamneni is the cinematographer and the editor of the movie with Kaala Bhairava scoring the music. ZEE5 has acquired the post-theatrical streaming rights.

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