With no new films released during the Diwali holiday gaining widespread acceptance, Kantara continues to gain ground at the box office. The Tamil version, which first opened on a limited number of screens a few weeks ago, has since gone from strength to strength. The film has now hit over 100 screens in Tamil Nadu despite the release of two new films last week – Karthi’s Sardar and Sivakarthikeyan’s Prince.
Kantara was given a boost when the who’s who of the Tamil film industry openly heaped praise on the film, which is written, directed and performed by Rishab Shetty. At least superstar Rajinikanth, who described the film as a “masterpiece of Indian cinema”.
In Telugu, Kantara has surpassed all expectations. The Telugu version has become one of the most profitable ventures for their distributor Allu Aravind of Geetha Arts in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana with over Rs 32 crore in collections. “#KantaraTelugu States will have the best number of screens (700+) this week (Oct 28 – Nov 4). Hundreds of theaters are added with no noted releases and none of the Diwali films are shown on weekdays. Geetha published it on a 10% commission basis. Gross ₹32 Cr apx (sic),” AndhraBoxOffice.com tweeted.
The Hindi version of Kantara also maintains a steady box office trend despite two major releases, Akshay Kumar’s Ram Sethu and Ajay Devgan’s Thank God. The film has amassed nearly Rs 30 crore in the Hindi belt and is still showing no signs of slowing down. “#Kantara *#Hindi version* is unstoppable… The #Diwali period has given his business a boost… [Week 2] Fri 2.05 cr, Sat 2.55 cr, Sun 2.65 cr, Mon 1.90 cr, Tue 2.35 cr, Wed 2.60 cr. Total: ₹ 29.10 cr. Nice BOC,” trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted.
#Kantara *#Hindi Version* is unstoppable… Die #diwali Period has given his business a boost… [Week 2] Fri 2.05 cr, Sat 2.55 cr, Sun 2.65 cr, Mon 1.90 cr, Tue 2.35 cr, Wed 2.60 cr. Total: ₹29.10 cr. #India industry. Net BOC. pic.twitter.com/wnzzE0R3Sw
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) October 27, 2022
#KantaraTelugu States will have their best number of screens (700+) this week (Oct 28 – Nov 4). Hundreds of theaters are added with no noted releases and none of the Diwali films are shown on weekdays. Geetha published it on a 10% commission basis. Gross ₹32 cr approx. pic.twitter.com/XjYrgScLk7
– AndhraBoxOffice.Com (@AndhraBoxOffice) October 27, 2022
According to another trade analyst, Ramesh Bala, Kantara has surpassed director Mani Ratnam’s latest blockbuster Ponniyin Selvan: 1 in the Hindi belt. “#Kantara Hindi crossed #PS1 Hindi Lifetime Nice in India,” he tweeted.
According to media reports, Kantara has collected more than Rs 200 crore from his worldwide ticket sales. Karnataka remains the film’s most profitable market to date, reportedly selling Rs 100 crore worth of tickets.