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Kantara box office: Second highest-grosser Sandalwood movie of all time 

Key takeaways: 

  • Kantara made history becoming the highest-grosser of all time in Karnataka, taking down the mammoth KGF Chapter 2. 

The movie is the second biggest Sandalwood movie of all time, just behind KGF 2.

Kantara is currently in its eleventh week, and its box office run has nearly finished. The movie had a drop in the ninth week post its OTT release but was still able to score the fourth greatest ninth week ever. 

The drama holds four weekly records at the Indian box office beginning from week five till week eight, with the second largest for the fourth week. 

To date, it has earned Rs. 361 crores approx in India and another Rs. 36 crores globally for a global box office sum of Rs. 397 crores.

The movie set diverse records and crossed some milestones, but the most significant was it made history, becoming the highest-grosser of all time in Karnataka, bringing down the mammoth KGF Chapter 2. 

The movie is the second-greatest Sandalwood drama of all time just after KGF 2.

Not just are these numbers amazing but how they came is simply outstanding. It began with Rs. 1.70 crores on opening day in September, with the last number being more than 200 times that. 

Now, this is because of the late drop outside Karnataka but even without that, it balanced to leg 100x in Karnataka. 

The legs were long beyond Karnataka as well, with the Hindi version in North India having a multiple of 70x, Kerala going 40 times, and even APTS which is usually frontloaded, organised to go 17x.

The territorial analysis for the box office collections of Kantara is as follows:

Karnataka – Rs. 173.25 crores

AP/TS – Rs. 59 crores

Kerala – Rs. 18.50 crores

Tamil Nadu – Rs. 11.75 crores

Rest of India – Rs. 98.50 crores

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