Kalki 2898 AD Beats RRR, Jawan— What’s Next?

Superstar Prabhas’ latest sci-fi epic “Kalki 2898 AD” has been making waves at the North American box office, surpassing the earnings of blockbusters like “RRR”, Ranbir Kapoor’s “Animal” and Shah Rukh Khan’s “Jawaan” as well. The film is poised to become the highest-grossing Indian movie ever in the region, potentially dethroning the current record holders.

Despite a slowdown in domestic collections, particularly in Andhra Pradesh, “Kalki 2898 AD” has continued to impress overseas audiences. The film is expected to cross the $16 million mark by the end of its second weekend, and has a strong chance of reaching the coveted $20 million gross.

As “Kalki 2898 AD” continues to shatter records, the question on everyone’s mind is: what’s next for this cinematic juggernaut? With its impressive performance in North America and the potential to surpass the lifetime earnings of “Baahubali 2”, the film has set a new benchmark for Indian cinema on the global stage. This Rajamouli directorial collected nearly $20 million dollars from all the versions in its lifetime. If Prabhas does that, without Rajamouli’s support this time, surely it’s an epic victory.

Also, the success of “Kalki 2898 AD” highlights the growing appetite for high-quality, ambitious Indian films in international markets. As the industry navigates the post-pandemic changes, this box office win serves as a testament to the power of storytelling by Telugu filmmakers too.