After zooming past the Rs 100 crore mark on its first day of release on April 28, its opening weekend collection has raised the bar. It has broken the previous records of many Indian films and has hiked the standards of the Indian films.
Director S.S. Rajamouli's magnum opus Baahubali 2: The Conclusion is shattering every possible record at the worldwide box office. Out of these screens, only 125 overseas screens have an IMAX format, and India is even lower with only 12 IMAX screens across the nation. Fans obsession for the multilingual movie crosses language barriers, as the Hindi dubbed version (produced by Karan Johar's Dharma Productions) is doing equally well.
Baahubali 2, however, offers nothing new. Almost 85 to 90% of the screens in these areas have been showing the film with minimum five shows, and an average ticket price of Rs 150. According to Great India Films, the U.S. distributor of Bahubali 2, the movie has raked in Rs 19 crore even before release in USA.
Check out what trade analysts Ramesh Bala and Taran Adarsh tweeted about the movie's total earnings till now. Available in Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam and Hindi, the movie is a sequel to the visual wonder Baahubali - The Beginning. No film has managed to collect this whopping amount on day 1 and hence, "Baahubali 2" has set a new record in the history of Indian Cinema.
Alongside the splendid performance in Indian market, Prabhas's latest action drama cinema also had a grand opening in worldwide arena. The collection for the weekend also looks quite promising going by no other major film is being released. In terms of collections, Baahubali 2 has left behind an Emma Watson and Tom Hanks film as well. It was the first movie to get such a massive release in both India and world. The epic historical film entered the 100 crores club on an opening day. To be sure, Rs128 crore out of this was made by the Hindi version alone with a screen count of 4,000, beating the recent Hindi blockbuster Aamir Khan-starrer Dangal that made Rs107.01 crore over the first three days.