Kalki 2898 AD has tremendous advance booking, but it did not do well in Hindi, know how much it will earn on the first day

Ronit Kawale
Ronit Kawale - Senior Editor
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Kalki 2898 AD has tremendous advance booking, but it did not do well in Hindi, know how much it will earn on the first day

'Kalki 2898 AD' has taken the box office by storm. Directed by Nag Ashwin, the film has been released worldwide on Thursday, June 27. This Prabhas and Deepika Padukone starrer film has done tremendous advance booking even before its release. It has not only become the film with the strongest advance booking of 2024, but is fourth on the list after 'Bahubali 2', 'KGF 2' and RRR. The 5:30 am shows in South cinemas are also housefull and it looks like this epic science fiction is going to create history. Seeing the enthusiasm of Prabhas fans, in many cities where 'Kalki 2898 AD' shows have been scheduled from 5:30 am, the ticket prices have also been increased. In many multiplexes of Delhi-Mumbai and Hyderabad, the price of the film's ticket is up to Rs 2300. The film has earned Rs 55.11 crore from advance booking before its release. Most of these tickets were sold for the Telugu version, but the Hindi version seems to be less popular.

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Telugu has the highest advance booking of Rs 44 crore

According to the report of sacnilk, the final advance booking of Kalki 2898 AD has been Rs 55.11 crore. It has sold a total of 20 lakh 93 thousand 904 tickets in all formats (3D, IMAX, IMAX 3D) in Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, Malayalam and Kannada languages ​​from advance booking for the opening day. Out of these, the maximum number of 16 lakh 08 thousand 223 tickets were sold only in Telugu language. It has earned Rs 44.18 crore.
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Advance booking of only 8.65 crores from Hindi version

Apart from Prabhas, 'Kalki 2898 A.D.' also stars Deepika Padukone, Amitabh Bachchan, Disha Patani and Kamal Haasan. But despite the three Bollywood actors and Prabhas' fan following among Bollywood audiences, the film has lagged behind the Hindi version in terms of advance booking. The Hindi version has earned only Rs 8.65 crore from advance booking. This is much less than Yash's KGF 2 and Prabhas' 'Baahubali 2'. However, 'Kalki 2898 A.D.' is performing better in Hindi than Prabhas' previous release 'Salaar'.

'Kalki 2898' budget is Rs 600 crore

Directed by Nag Ashwin and produced under the banner of Vaijayanti Films, 'Kalki 2898 AD' has a budget of Rs 600 crore. The audience who came out after watching the morning show on Thursday are calling it a good visual experience. However, most of the audience say that the pace of the story in the film is a bit slow and it seems more like preparing the ground for its part-2. Yes, the artificial intelligence car Bujji in the film is definitely being praised.

'Kalki 2898 A.D.' will lag behind in Hindi version on the first day

Kalki 2898 AD will have to work hard to earn in the Hindi version. The advance booking of the film in Hindi is Rs 8.65 crore. In this regard, the film is seen earning around Rs 17-22 crore in Hindi on the opening day. The thing to understand here is that the Hindi version had the biggest hand in the historical earnings of films like 'Bahubali 2', KGF 2 and RRR. In such a situation, if Kalki 2898 AD has to make record-breaking earnings in the future, then it will have to attract Hindi audiences.

120 crore gross collection on first day in the country

This film has been released at a time when Bollywood to South Cinema have proved to be a big flop in 2024. But the tremendous advance booking of Rs 55.11 crore shows that Kalki 2898 AD has come to settle everyone's accounts. However, looking at the advance booking figures, the crowd of audience in theaters since morning and the trend of on-spot booking, it is estimated that this film will take a gross opening of Rs 120-125 crore in the country on the first day including all languages.

Opening over 200 crores worldwide

Prabhas has a strong fan following outside the country as well. The advance booking of the film has been good in foreign countries as well. In such a situation, it is estimated that this film will earn around Rs 80 crore on the first day in foreign countries as well. If this happens, then 'Kalki 2898 AD' can earn Rs 200 crore worldwide including India and abroad on the opening day.

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