Pushpa Box Office Day 13 (Hindi): Crosses KGF Chapter 1's Lifetime, Is Behind Baahubali: The Beginning
Pushpa Box Office Day 13 (Hindi): Crosses KGF Chapter 1’s Lifetime, Is Behind Baahubali: The Beginning (Photo Credit: Still From Movie)

Miraculous – That’s how one can call the box office run of Pushpa (Hindi) so far. The film is now officially the second-highest grosser when it comes to pure-play dubbed films from the south (without any franchise backup) being released on an all-India basis. While Baahubali: The Beginning sits right at the top, it was KGF Chapter 1 that held on to the second position for the last three years.

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Well, lifetime numbers of the Yash starrer have now been surpassed by Allu Arjun starrer Pushpa and that too in a record time of mere 13 days. While KGF Chapter 1 had scored 44.09 crores in the Hindi version theatrically, Pushpa has topped it up by gathering 45 crores* with still a lot more to come. This is a remarkable feat indeed as the film had arrived with practically nil promotion and still it has covered such kind of distance.

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As a matter of fact none of these dubbed films got a solo release either and each one has a massive competition around it. Baahubali: The Beginning had Salman Khan’s Bajrangi Bhaijaan releasing just a week later, KGF Chapter 1 clashed with Shah Rukh Khan’s Zero and Pushpa had Marvel’s Spider-Man: No Way Home taking an early lead by releasing one day before and starting on a blockbuster note.

This goes on to say yet again that nothing can really stop a good film from winning at the box office.

*Estimates. Final numbers awaited

Note: All collections as per production and distribution sources

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