Kichcha Sudeep starrer Kotigobba 2, which released on August 12 for Varamahalakshmi festival, has opened big at the box office.
As the long weekend ended yesterday, collection reports for the weekend have come out, which is yet to be validated officially by six distributors who have procured rights for different regions of Karnataka.
We hear that movie has grossed 22 Crores for 4 days in Karnataka. This figure includes 6.5 Crores from the most important region - Bangalore, Kolar and Tumkur where the movie is distributed by Jack Manju of Mysore Talkies.
In centers like Mandya where movie was released in two theaters, 95 per cent shows were full in the weekend which validates the gigantic opening taken by this Kichcha Sudeep starrer. Same is the response in Veeresh Cinemas of Bangalore, where the movie was released in both the screens (9 shows per day).
Also, as per the trade buzz, all the six distributors will meet the press soon to release the official collection figures for the weekend. If this happens, then probably it's the first time distributors are meeting the press to reveal the collection figures.
The release of Tamil version was not confirmed till the last moment because of a few internal issues. So the movie was released in less number of screens and with less buzz.
But the reports from Tamil Nadu suggests that movie has been liked by audiences and number of screens have been increased over the weekend. Also, movie will be released in other major centers of Tamil Nadu on August 19.
We hear that Superstar RajiniKanth will be watching the movie in a day or two, in Chennai. This should boost up the buzz and collections for the Tamil version. This may not impact the Kannada collections as the movie is doing extremely well in Karnataka.