It's Baahubali 2: The conclusion which is sweeping people by their feet. The movie is not creating waves but instead Tsunami at the Box Office and wait, it's not just sending tremors at Telugu/domestic BO but the impact is being created worldwide.
The sequel riding on the success of its first part,
Baahubali: The beginning, opened to some never seen before
pre and advance bookings despite ticket price hikes in many
regions. With a tactical USP of "Why Kattappa Killed Baahubali",
the makers were successful in en-cashing the curiosity of the
audience. However, the movie has not disappointed the audience and
is all set to become the highest grosser ever of Indian
For now, it's the Day 1 Worldwide collection which has set a
benchmark for any Indian movie and it is quite a daunting task for
any movie to break the gigantic records set by Baahubali 2.
The movie overtook the pre-booking records of Fast and Furious 8
in the US circuit and the number of footfalls of the same movie in
UAE. It was reported that as many as 12 tickets were sold for a
single second in Book My Show during the time of advance
The recent numbers have shown that the movie has clearly emerged
as a champion and has thrashed all Day 1 records in as many as 29
out of 30 states including Delhi.
The movie has grossed a whopping 58Cr in AP/TG circuit which is a colossal number in a single state by any yardstick. It's not just that, but the legendary movie has earned a massive 19.5Cr in Karnataka surpassing Darshan starrer Chakravarthy, around 6Cr in Kerala beating Mammotty's The Great Father and a rocking 58Cr in the North Indian circuits pushing all movies of Khans behind by a mile.
North America which combines both USA and Canada stands with a
cool 30Cr which is over $4Mn. The only south Indian movie to gross
$4Mn was Rajinikanth's Kabali and that was its lifetime
earner. Meanwhile, Baahubali 2 has fetched the same amount
on a single day with premiers.
UAE grossed 16Cr while rest of the world adds up to 14Cr.Though
the movie, officially holds the distinction of scoring Day 1
records in all states and territories, it failed to break the Day 1
record of Superstar Rajinikanth's last venture, Kabali
which earned an enormous 21.5Cr in Tamil Nadu while the Rajamouli
directorial movie grossed 11Cr in the said region.
Though the movie had a delayed start at 11AM due to distributors
dispute, the movie could have ended up at 15-16Cr had the magnum
opus seen light at the right time and would have occupied the
second spot right after Kabali.
Going by the trade, reports, word of mouth and critical
reception, the movie is all set to become the highest grosser of
Indian cinema and could possibly be the first ever Indian movie to
achieve the rare accomplishment of earning 1000Cr gross in the Box
Five years of dedication by the entire Baahubali team
and the output of the movie deserve every bit of the success, and
the long weekend at the domestic box office would propel the
victory even better.