Prabhas’ Kalki 2898 AD grossing nearly half a million in North America in advance booking day before trailer release

Prabhas’ Kalki 2898 AD grossing nearly half a million in North America in advance booking day before trailer release

The anticipation for Nag Ashwin’s “Kalki 2898 AD” has reached fever pitch, especially in North America, where the film is already making waves even before its trailer release. Starring a stellar cast including Amitabh Bachchan, Kamal Haasan, Prabhas, Deepika Padukone, Disha Patani, and Dulquer Salmaan, the film is set to hit theaters globally on June 27. However, the first screening will take place in the USA on June 26.

In just four days since the opening of advance bookings, “Kalki 2898 AD” has amassed nearly half a million dollars in North America. The film has sold approximately 17,000 tickets across 334 locations in the USA, raking in $515,778 (around Rs 4.3 crore). In Canada, the film has collected over $39,000, bringing the total North American collection to $555,000.

This impressive advance booking performance is reminiscent of the buzz generated by previous South Indian blockbusters like “RRR” and “Salaar-Part 1: Ceasefire.” When “RRR” was 17 days away from its release, it had collected $535,602 (Rs 4.47 crore), while “Salaar-Part 1: Ceasefire” had garnered $423,983 (Rs 3.5 crore). The excitement for “Kalki 2898 AD” is clearly on par with these major hits.

The North American market has become increasingly lucrative for South Indian films in recent years. The first look of “Kalki 2898 AD” was unveiled at San Diego Comic-Con last year, with Prabhas, Kamal Haasan, and Rana Dagubbati in attendance. The film’s premiere in the USA on June 26 is highly anticipated.

Deepika Padukone, one of the film’s leading stars, is a prominent figure in Indian cinema. Born in Copenhagen and raised in Bangalore, she made her Bollywood debut with “Om Shanti Om,” winning a Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut. Her career took a significant turn with the 2012 film “Cocktail,” earning her critical acclaim and several Best Actress nominations. Padukone has since starred in numerous high-grossing films, including “Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani,” “Chennai Express,” “Happy New Year,” “Piku,” and “Bajirao Mastani.” Alongside her acting career, she is an outspoken advocate for issues such as feminism and mental health.

The trailer for “Kalki 2898 AD” has generated immense excitement, with reports suggesting that another trailer may be released soon. The film promises a thrilling, futuristic storyline with stunning visuals, directed by Nag Ashwin. The trailer has already drawn comparisons to Hollywood blockbusters, with fans noting similarities between Prabhas’ action scenes and those of Chris Hemsworth’s “Thor.”

The buzz around “Kalki 2898 AD” is not just limited to its star-studded cast and innovative plot. The film’s advance bookings in North America have seen a significant boost post-trailer release, earning over Rs 6 crore in just five days. This surge in bookings underscores the film’s strong appeal and the growing popularity of South Indian cinema in international markets.

The film’s release is set to be a major event, with screenings in multiple languages, including Telugu, Hindi, Tamil, Kannada, and English. The trailer launch has been eagerly awaited, and its release has only heightened the anticipation for the film.

In addition to the excitement surrounding the film, Deepika Padukone’s portrayal of a pregnant woman in the trailer has sparked significant fan interest. Her performance, along with those of her co-stars, promises to be a highlight of the film.

As the release date approaches, the buzz for “Kalki 2898 AD” continues to grow. The film’s advance booking success in North America is a testament to its widespread appeal and the strong following of its cast and crew. With its premiere just around the corner, “Kalki 2898 AD” is poised to make a significant impact on the global box office.