Baahubali The Conclusion box office collection is epic, a lot like the SS Rajamouli film itself. If the numbers of the first weekend collection of Baahubali 2 are anything to go by, all box office rules should be rewritten immediately. According to trade analyst Ramesh Bala, this is a rough estimation about what to expect: “#Baahubali2 1st Weekend WW BO Estimates: #India Nett: ₹ 335 Crs Gross: ₹ 415 Crs Overseas: ₹ 125 Crs Total – ₹ 540 Crs (US $84 Million).” Soon, Karan Johar tweeted that the Hindi version of Baahubali 2 has done better than expected and earned Rs 128 crore in three days. “HISTORIC WEEKEND! Here is the HINDI language all india fri ( 41 crores) Saturday ( 40.5) Sunday ( 46.5!!!!!) grand total 128!! #Baahubali2,” Karan wrote.
And this is not all, the SS Rajamouli film is going strong across the world. Trade analyst quoted Rentrak figures, “Baahubali2 is creating HAVOC internationally… Early est: Has crossed $ 10 mn [₹ 64 cr+] in North America. Await final numbers! @Rentrak. #Baahubali2 – HINDI – Wknd: AUSTRALIA: A$ 839,323 [₹ 4.04 cr] NZ: NZ$ 301,694 [₹ 1.33 cr] UK: £ 195,711 [₹ 1.62 cr] – few to report @Rentrak. The *Tamil version* of #Baahubali2 is EXTRAORDINARY in Australia… Opening weekend: A$ 514,033 [₹ 2.47 cr]. @Rentrak. In UK too, the *Tamil version* of #Baahubali2 is SUPERB… Opening weekend: £ 194,523 [₹ 1.61 cr]. Some screens yet to report. @Rentrak.”
— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) May 1, 2017
As the reports about how it is faring in India and abroad continue to come in, it has been established that Baahubali 2 has become a phenomenon. The film opened at 9000 screens worldwide, with almost 6,500 screens in India alone, becoming the first movie to get such a massive release. And while its team continued to hard sell the film prior to its release, many also doubted whether it will live up to all the hype. But the SS Rajamouli directorial didn’t disappoint. The film raked in Rs 121 crore in India on day one of its release, and a total of Rs 217 crore worldwide. But for an industry still obsessed with entering Rs 100-crore club, that’s not all. It continued its winning streak even on day two, and earned about Rs 285 crore gross in India and Rs 382 crore gross at the box office world over. But it is Baahubali day three numbers which took it beyond the unbelievable Rs 500 crore target. Given that the film has already earned about Rs 500 crore in pre-sale of rights, the final number is mind-boggling.
Trade analyst Ramesh Bala confirmed the massive collection of Baahubali: The Conclusion on day two. He tweeted, “#Baahubali2 / #BaahubaliTheConclusion 2 Days W BO: #India Gross: ₹ 285 Crs #USA – ₹ 52.5 Crs RoW – ₹ 45 Crs Total – ₹ 382.5 Crs.” And not only India, Baahubali is huge in the US too where Baahubali 2 has become the first movie to make it to Top 3 at the North America box office with a release just on 425 theatres.
RoW – ₹ 45 Crs
Total – ₹ 382.5 Crs
— Ramesh Bala (@rameshlaus) April 30, 2017
Baahubali 2 is the second film in the two-part franchise. The film stars Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, Anushka Shetty, Ramya Krishnan and Sathyaraj among others. It has already crossed the opening day record set by Aamir Khan’s Dangal and Salman Khan’s Sultan.
Baahubali: The Conclusion’s mega success and appreciation from every corner led to Rajamouli to send a heartfelt message to all the fans. He tweeted, “Its only natural that a big project like Baahubali faces hurdles during release. I must say that the enormous love and support that was given by Baahubali Fans made us cruise through the obstacles. Thank you everyone who have been with us for the past 5 years encouraging us at every turn. You have given us such a big success that we can keep it in our hearts for the rest of our lives. 🙏🙏🙏🙏.”
The god of such film frenzy, Rajinikanth himself, tweeted to congratulate the Baahubali 2 team. He wrote, “Baahubali 2 … indian cinema’s pride. My salutes to God’s own child @ssrajamouli and his team!!! #masterpiece.” Meanwhile, with even the first few days of the week being fully booked in many theatres, it is clear that Baahubali 2 is in no mood to halt its victory march. Box office, better be prepared for some new rules.