Baahubali 2 is a juggernaut that refuses to stop. The SS Rajamouli film is close to ending two weeks at the box office but it is in no mood to make records and break some. On Wednesday, Baahubali The Conclusion became the first Indian film to gross over Rs 1200 crore at the worldwide box office. Trade tracker Ramesh Bala wrote, “As of yesterday, #Baahubali2TheConclusion has crossed ₹ 1,200 Crs at the WW BO.. No signs of slowing down.. Will cross US$200 M WW today!” With Amitabh Bachchan’s Sarkar 3 and Meri Pyaari Bindu releasing on Friday, can they slow down Baahubali? It seems unlikely.
As of yesterday, #Baahubali2TheConclusion has crossed ₹ 1,200 Crs at the WW BO.. No signs of slowing down.. Will cross US$200 M WW today!
— Ramesh Bala (@rameshlaus) May 11, 2017
Earlier, the film’s Hindi version earned Rs 15.5 crore in India on its day 12, taking its total collection (Hindi) to Rs 359.75 crore. This, after the SS Rajamouli directorial proudly holds the top rank for any Indian film to earn Rs 1,000 crore worldwide. The Prabhas-starrer earned Rs. 15.50 crore on Tuesday alone, and continues to keep its stronghold at the box office even in its second week, giving tough competition to the latest release Guardians of The Galaxy Vol 2. With a total of $17.02 million, Baahubali: The Conclusion has entered the $17 million club in USA.
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh had tweeted about both Baahubali 2 and Dangal doing wonders on international box office. He wrote, “Those who think we need to make metro-centric movies to woo intl audience, think again! #Dangal and #Baahubali2 are desi entertainers!”
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) May 10, 2017
Baahuabli 2 is a revenge drama. It is the story about Mahendra Baahubali who takes on his uncle Bhallaladeva for plotting and killing his father Amarendra Baahubali, in a fight to rule their kingdom Mahishmati. The film also stars Rana Daggubati, Anushka Shetty, Ramya Krishnan, Sathyaraj and Nassar.
While good wishes have been pouring in for the film from all quarters, actor Rishi Kapoor and filmmaker Kunal Kohli took a dig at Bollywood about how Hindi films cannot match Baahubali because of reasons. Rishi wrote a sarcastic tweet, “Seeing Bahubali 2 now. Interval. Chat later about the film. I want to know where has this film been shot? I want a 2 BHK there! Any agent?” After that, he added, “”BAHU”t”BALI”yaan chadengi filmon ki to match this film’s triumph and business. An Indian Celebration.Glad am part of this business of films”
Kunal Kohli also made fun of all the Bollywood stars who promote their films on reality shows. He tweeted, “So the stars of #Bahubali2 didn’t go on reality & comedy shows & make an ass of themselves doing silly things & answering silly q&a’s.” He also tweeted, “The juggernaut of #Bahubali2 rolls on. As amazing as the numbers are. Why aren’t people discussing the content which made the numbers?”