After creating a massive tornado on its opening weekend at the Indian box office, the Baahubali storm has still not subsided but is instead holding its ground in a firm manner.
The movie, on its 6th day has surpassed Dangal's all-time record
collection of 12.5 M USD in the USA and is now the biggest Indian
blockbuster in the USA region.
The domestic scene is no different where Baahubali 2: The
Conclusion (Hindi Version) is the fastest movie to join 200 Cr club
in a span of 5 days leaving the Khan movies far behind gasping for
The movie has already got its returns within 6 days and the
distributors of Kerala, USA, North India and rest of world regions
are already in profit zones. It's only the south domestic regions
such as AP/TS, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu which are yet to break even
and enter the profit zone, and that would be a cake walk for the
movie considering its advance bookings and extremely rock solid
word of mouth.
The movie so far has grossed a mammoth number of 750 Cr gross at
the box office worldwide by crossing the lifetime collections of
Dangal which had earned a gross box office value of 743Cr. Another
Aamir Khan starrer, PK which presently holds the No 1 spot is at an
overall figure of 780 Cr and the same flick will soon be dethroned
by the Rajamouli directorial venture, Baahubali, in a couple of
Going by the trade and the response from the audience, it is
pretty evident that the most happening movie of the year would
enter into the prestigious 1000 Cr club and by all means, and could
be the first Indian movie to achieve the rare feat.
However, Aamir Khan's critically acclaimed movie, Dangal which
was a commercial blockbuster as well would be hitting screens in
China tomorrow. Not to forget the fact that the movie PK, from the
same versatile actor went on to become a classic blockbuster in
China and earned an overall sum of USD 20 M.
If Dangal happens to replicate the success level of PK in China,
then it has all potential to reach the magical figure of 1000 Cr.
It is also to be noted that the first part of the franchise,
Baahubali: The Beginning, was a total wash out in China and
eventually turned out to be a disaster.
So, with both Baahubali: The Conclusion and Dangal being at loggerheads for the king's throne at the box office, one needs to wait for a period of two weeks to meet the winner of the box office race.