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Would Baahubali 2 Be The First Indian Movie To Reach The Magical 1000 Cr Figure?

By: Mayur Javali
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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 breath.

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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 days.

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.

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