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Kalki 2898 AD, India’s most expensive movie ever, has broken a record worldwide at the box office. In “Kalki 2898 AD,” Telugu cinema pushes boundaries, fusing timeless myths with cutting-edge sci-fi in an unprecedented epic. Director Nag Ashwin, collaborating with writer Sai Madhav Burra, crafts a narrative where a chosen few embark on a high-stakes mission. Their goal: to rescue Kalki, a laboratory subject believed to be Vishnu incarnate, destined to shield Earth from impending darkness. This ambitious project intertwines cutting-edge science fiction with deep-rooted Hindu lore, promising a cinematic experience that bridges millennia. The film is set in a post-apocalyptic world. Amitabh Bachchan, Kamal Haasan, Deepika Padukone, Disha Patani, Saswata Chatterjee, Brahmanandam, Rajendra Prasad, Shobhana, Pasupathy, and Anna Ben are also a part of the cast of Kalki 2898 AD. Prabhas is playing a dual character in the film.

Now, India’s most expensive movie, developed on a budget of about $75 million, has smashed a record for the most money generated at the box office worldwide. According to Collider, the opening weekend of Kalki 2898 AD was the most successful in the history of Indian film that has ever been seen outside. During its first four days of release, the picture managed to amass a total of ₹555 crore, which is roughly comparable to around $66 million. Since the production business, Vyjayanthi Movies was the one who gave this data, it is important to remember that studio figures should always be treated with a certain amount of caution.

How Does It Compare To Other Indian Cinema?

Kalki 2898 AD has already surpassed last year’s Jawan and 2022’s RRR with its stunning worldwide box office start. However, the sci-fi epic’s opening weekend was boosted by an additional day thanks to its Thursday release. With a budget of roughly $75 million, Kalki 2898 AD is India’s most expensive movie ever made, but it still has a long way to go before being called a commercial success.

Kalki 2898 AD’s $66 million debut exceeded RRR’s $60 million and Jawan’s $62 million debuts, becoming the greatest opening weekend in Indian film history. RRR grossed more than $160 million globally, while Jawan earned more than $130 million. Kalki 2898 AD earned nearly $6 million in its typical three-day domestic premiere and more over $11 million in its extended five-day launch, which was released on a Wednesday in North America.

With these results, Kalki 2898 AD shattered RRR’s domestic opening record while also outperforming Prabhas’ Salaar: Part 1 — Ceasefire. The Indian picture debuted in the top five at the North American box office, behind only holdovers Inside Out 2 and Bad Boys: Ride or Die. This covers the latest titles A Quiet Place: Day One and Horizon: An American Saga – Chapter 1.

Kalki 2898 AD’s opening further cements Prabhas’ status as one of India’s top movie stars, as he now has three of the top five highest opening weekends in Indian film history, as well as two more in the top ten. After becoming a superstar with the international success of S.S. Rajamouli’s Baahubali films, which grossed about $300 million globally, Prabhas appeared in many high-profile disappointments, casting doubt on his box office appeal. However, with the premiere of Kalki 2898 AD, Prabhas’ capacity to captivate people is undeniable.

Kalki 2898 AD was released in numerous Indian languages, as well as English, which contributed to its global box office success. Kalki 2898 AD, however, is not a Bollywood movie since it is a Telugu-language film that has been dubbed for audiences all throughout India and the globe. Telugu-language films, on the other hand, are also known as Tollywood.

Even before its record-breaking film office success, Kalki 2898 AD was intended to be the first episode of the Kalki Cinematic Universe, which was inspired by Hindu scripture. The film aims to establish a series by combining parts of Hindu mythology with dystopian sci-fi ideas. With Prabhas as the franchise’s face, Kalki 2898 AD might mark the beginning of many more record-breaking box office blockbusters for India’s greatest performer.

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