Kannada film KGF 2 is off to a superb start at the US box office. The solid advance sales due to the hype on the film and the terrific footfalls after the unanimous web reviews have resulted in a terrific first day number including premiers. KGF 2 is now the biggest opener in USA among all Wednesday releases for Indian films. Previously, Telugu film Aravinda Sameta was the highest opener among Wednesday releases with close to $ 1.02 M gross on its first day including premiers.
As of this writing, KGF 2 breached the $ 1.65 Million mark even before completing its first day. The Wednesday premiers alone accounted for $ 940K( approx) with major gross reported from Telugu version. The Thursday numbers are quite sensational with more than $ 700 K from all versions. This is a record breaking start for a Kannada film and also one of the biggest openers of all time among Indian films.
The mind blowing numbers are reflection of the craze surrounding this high voltage action drama. As the reviews and word of mouth are quite promising, the film will have a terrific weekend in North America.