South-Indian films Beast and K.G.F. Chapter:2 have opened extremely well in comparison to other Indian films at the UK Box Office since the pandemic started.
Beast is an action comedy film starring Vijay and Pooja Hedge and was released in UK cinemas in Hindi and Tamil by Big Films Limited. The film opened in an impressive 158 sites nationwide in its opening weekend (15.04-17.04), raking up a total of £505,648, with a site average of £3,305.
Directed by Nelson, Beast has been classified with a 12A rating by the British Board of Film Classification.
The much-awaited sequel to K.G.F released in UK cinemas in multiple languages. Distributor DG Tech Ltd (Sun Media) released the Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, and Telugu versions while Cinestaan AA distributed the Hindi version of K.G.F Chapter:2.
Starring Yash, Sanjay Dutt and Raveena Tandon, the film has been classified with a 15 rating by the British Board of Film Classification.
In its opening weekend (15.04-17.04), the film released in 89 locations by DG Tech Ltd, collecting a total gross of £357,038, with a site average of £4,012. The Hindi Version released in 71 locations by Cinestaan AA Distributors earning £231,782, with a site average of £ 3,265. Akshaya Traders released the film in 11 locations in Ireland, where it made £23,507, with a site average of £2,137.
The cumulative UK-Ireland gross from the opening weekend stands at an impressive £612,327.
Alia Bhatt starrer Gangubai Kathiawadi, released by Paramount Pictures UK, collected £1,248 from 8 locations in its 8th weekend, with a site average of £139. The total gross of the Sanjay Leela Bhansali directorial stands at £ 710,206.
SS Rajamouli’s epic RRR had a remarkable decrease in UK locations, with only 3 sites screening the film in its 4th weekend. It only collected £1,244, with a site average £415. Released by Dreamz Entertainment Unlimited, the film is currently the highest grossing Indian film at the UK Box Office since the pandemic started.
This week Yash Raj Films will release Jersey starring Shahid Kapoor.
UK Box Office data is compiled and supplied by Comscore.