Said to have been made on a budget of Rs.250 crore, including
the upcoming second part in the franchise, the film collected
between Rs.66 Crore on the first day worldwide.
"This is the biggest ever opening for an Indian film, surpassing
even Bollywood blockbusters like 'Happy New Year' and 'Dhoom: 3'," trade analyst Trinath told.
"On the second day, the film have already entered the Rs.100
crore club worldwide," he added.
With the distributor net share of Rs.42.3 crore on the first day
in the country, Baahubali has surpassed "Happy New Year" (Rs.42
crore) and emerged as the biggest opener of Indian cinema, which is
rarest of the rare possible feat. Probably it is the first ever
time, a Telugu or any regional film has pulled off some thing like
Baahubali is also the biggest earning South Indian film on the
opening day. The previous best opening was held by
Rajinikanth-starrer Lingaa, with Rs.22 crore.