Dangal vs Baahubali 2 box office: Why SS Rajamouli film’s race to Rs 2000-crore mark won’t be smooth

Baahubali 2 seems to be heading into choppy waters as Dangal starring Aamir Khan is getting a one-month extra screening time in China. The Aamir Khan-starrer is a rage in the country and the extension is a proof of that.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 3, 2017 1:20 pm
 Dangal, Baahubali 2, Baahubali 2 collection, SS Rajamouli, aamir khan Baahubali 2 producer Shobu Yarlagadda said that it might take a couple of months more before the film releases in China.

Baahubali 2’s release in China in July isn’t coming without any baggage. Baahubali 2 seems to be heading into choppy waters as Dangal is getting a one-month extra screening time in China. The Aamir Khan-starrer is a rage in the country and the extension is a proof of that.

Every year China allows the release of around 34 foreign movies including four Indian movies. This year Baahubali: The Conclusion and Salman Khan’s Tubelight will be released in the country, while there’s no confirmation yet on the fourth movie that will get a release in the neighbouring country. Dangal is expected to run in Chinese theatres until July 4, as reported by Business Today. While Dangal was released on 9000 screens, Baahubali 2 will be released on 6000 screens in China.

Baahubali 2 producer Shobu Yarlagadda said that it might take a couple of months more before the film releases in China. “Our distributor, who had also released Dangal, PK and Baahubali: The Beginning in China, is working towards the release at the earliest. It should take a couple of more months. No date has been firmed up yet, “Shobu told IANS.

As of June 2, Dangal has collected Rs 1,823 crore worldwide and is India’s highest grossing film till date. On the heels of Aamir Khan film, Baahubali 2 has amassed Rs 1,652 crore, as confirmed by trade analyst Ramesh Bala’s tweets. Given the one-month extra screening time of Dangal, Aamir Khan has a clear edge on SS Rajamouli’s film.

Also, Baahubali 1 didn’t do well at China box office in 2015 and collected mere Rs 7 crore. Even if we assume that Baahubali 2 does well in China, it will only come after Dangal would have already spent an extra month at China box office. In any case, Dangal is set to become first Indian movie to cross Rs 2000-crore mark worldwide. Baahubali 2 is short of around Rs 400 crore to join Rs 2000-crore club. If it manages to do well in China, it can join Dangal bandwagon. But can it create the same wave in China as Dangal?

 

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    arya
    Jul 17, 2017 at 9:04 pm
    dangal is a fake movie.baahubali is so so so so better than dangal.it will definitely break dangal
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      Kangyampeta Narayana Chetty
      Jun 27, 2017 at 5:27 pm
      Well ....It is good to Indian Film industry to become next to Hollywood industry, in course of time....when it can spread its wings all over the world...with its adoption of modern trends of industry.....with Indian culture in background.
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        Thejes V
        Jun 21, 2017 at 8:51 pm
        I cannot agree with that It is clear that baahubali 2 will break dangal, its an epic movie no matter what you try to depict.
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          Jo
          Jun 11, 2017 at 11:44 pm
          Ranveer have you seen bahubali 2 n dangal then keep quiet don't talk rubbish
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            Sanchayan Sarkar
            Jun 9, 2017 at 12:55 pm
            Yes. Bahubali 2's journey will be tough because Rajamouli don't have a media like Indian express conjuring up numbers. The path of honesty is always tough
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              chitra
              Jun 7, 2017 at 4:01 pm
              Hi indian express ,through the series of ur articles i can clearly understand how baised you are... Dangal is a grrtt movie,no doubt,but nt as grrt as Bahubali is.... Even aft Having khan factor its collections n craze in hindhi itself is much less than bahubali which is just a dubbed film Ya dangal is doing good in china and have created a wave over there(m happy abt it...) Because it amir khan have earned some name over there, he is a familiar face cause of his earlier realeses like pk,3 s.. But bahubali have created waves in many western countries,also in india itself...it have been spoke about in many international media like uk,egypt,usa...it have surpursed a Hollywood film(The circle) in their own land(USA). U think its not an achievement, y dont u appreciate such a thing....Bahubali is one of a kind,which can never b created or recreated in this sooo called grrt bollywood... Ya of course cant expect u to do dat...shame on those who compare..
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                Bharat
                Jun 6, 2017 at 4:51 pm
                bahubali 2 and dangal, both are equally goo movie.s. mailnly the difference is dangal is curreny indian story and bahunbali is a vedic mythology.
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                  rajveer singh
                  Jun 6, 2017 at 9:40 pm
                  ...dangal kaisa great movie h re? fake collections and extension under mafia pressure.....shame on aamir khan and the pigs like you who support this kind of wapan with diplomacy. apna naam badal le !!
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                    someone
                    Jun 22, 2017 at 10:33 pm
                    RSS terrorists are killing people if some one is not watching Bahubali, this is how they ticket for Bahubali.
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                  sk
                  Jun 5, 2017 at 12:11 pm
                  Baahubali 2 better than dangal
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                    Kshiang Lee
                    Jul 6, 2017 at 8:32 pm
                    For Indian s like you only
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