Box Office Reports: ‘KGF’ beats SRK starrer ‘Zero’ on day 8, details inside
December 21 saw the face-off of Kannada superstar Yash with the King of Bollywood Shah Rukh Khan. Yash’s ‘KGF’ and Shah Rukh’s ‘Zero’ released on the same day. Where other actors don’t even dare to have a clash with the movies of the Khans, the makers of ‘KGF’ took the risk of releasing the movie on the same day.
Both the movies are of different genres. Yash’s ‘KGF’is a period action film set in the Kolar Gold Fields while ‘Zero’ is a story of love and betrayal. There is no denial in the fact that Shah Rukh’s movie is much bigger in scale and publicity as compared to ‘KGF’, but SRK’s flick failed to do well commercially.
‘KGF’ got 2460 screens (Hindi, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, and Malayalam) and ‘Zero’ was screened in 4380 screens and in the opening weekend, Yash starrer had shown solid growth in its Hindi version.
Despite being made on a budget of around Rs 200 crore and a strong star cast, ‘Zero’ is not well received by the audiences as well as critics. On its 8th day, Yash starrer ‘KGF’ had beaten ‘Zero’ at the box office. Trade expert Ramesh Bala tweeted the collection of ‘Zero’ and ‘KGF’ on day 8.
— Ramesh Bala (@rameshlaus) December 29, 2018
In its first week, ‘Zero’ has managed to collect around 84 crore nett as per a report in the Box Office India. The Hindi version of ‘KGF’ has minted Rs 22.70 crore in India in its first week as per the tweet of Taran Adarsh. Its worldwide collection is Rs 121.33 while ‘Zero’ too has crossed Rs 100 crore.