It's the kind of battle you don't get to see in Bollywood every day. The head-on collision between SS Rajamouli's Baahubali and Kabir Khan's Salman Khan-starrer Bajrangi Bhaijaan is throwing up some very interesting numbers. Both are written by the same person, Vijayendra Prasad, and both the films are setting the box office on fire.
However, a closer look will reveal that Baahubali's collection in the first six days of its release, Rs 285 crore) was way ahead of what Bajrangi Bhaijaan has managed (Rs 169.07 crore).
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted about the Bajrangi Bhaijaan’s business in its first six days.
#BajrangiBhaijaan Fri 27.25 cr, Sat 36.60 cr, Sun 38.75 cr, Mon 27.05 cr, Tue 21.40 cr, Wed 18.02 cr. Total: ₹ 169.07 cr. TREMENDOUS!— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) July 23, 2015
Rajamouli’s film's Hindi version too is doing brisk business. According to latest figures, it has earned Rs 70 crore in first 11 days of its release.
#Baahubali [dubbed Hindi version; Wk 2] Fri 3.25 cr, Sat 4.70 cr, Sun 5.40 cr, Mon 3.82 cr, Tue 3.20 cr, Wed 3.05 cr. Total: ₹ 70.19 cr. FAB— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) July 23, 2015
Baahubali is winning the money battle when it comes to worldwide business. The film is expected to touch the Rs 330 cr mark soon. Baahubali is ahead in the race even if only first 6 days are under consideration.