Lately, Sandalwood has been praised for producing some of the finest films. Unlike other film industries, Kannada movies were usually made with comparatively lower budgets. However, films such as Villain and KGF that were released last year broke the trend by not only being created with high budgets, but also for collecting huge sum at the box office. While 2018 ended with the monster hit KGF Chapter 1, 2019 started with the super hit Nata Sarvabhouma. Therefore, we decided to bring to you all time top 5 day 1 Kannada grossers. You would be surprised to learn that Puneeth Rajkumar's Nata Sarvabhouma has lost to Sudeep and Shivrajkumar's Villain!
Yash's KGF Tops
Just yesterday we told you how KGF Chapter 1 is heading towards the 300 crore club. As of now, the film has collected around Rs 240 crore worldwide. Yash's action film has bagged the first spot with the highest box office collection of Rs 13.88 crore on the first day. We need to wait and watch if the sequel will break this record.
Villain Bags Second Spot
The word of mouth for Shivrajkumar and Sudeep's Villain didn't do so well. Though the dual starrer movie was expected to do miracles, its charm faded soon following the release. However, Villain managed to collect Rs 9.12 crore on Day 1, putting it second on the list.
Nata Sarvabhouma Loses To Villain
Puneeth Rajkumar and Rachita Ram's Nata Sarvabhouma which released last week, has been performing well in the theaters. Though the film has kept up to the fans' expectation, it did not witness as many full shows. The film only collected a total of Rs 7.9 crore on day 1.
Raajakumara Was A Hit As Well
When Puneeth's action film Raajakumara was released in 2017, the mass went gaga over the film and the songs from the film became the new anthem of the mass. The film did very well in the theatres and collected Rs 7.30 crore on the first day.
Anjaniputra Takes 5th Position
Anjaniputra was another film of Puneeth's that created a lot of buzz in 2017. The film successfully completed 75 days in theatres. As per Karnataka Box Office reports, the movie collected Rs 6.61 crore on the first day.