With unprecedented craze surrounding the release of Baahubali 2, it’s going to very difficult to get yourself a ticket if you’re planning to watch the film on the first day. Fans in Hyderabad have queued up in front of Prasad’s Multiplex from as early as 6 am on Wednesday to buy tickets for the highly anticipated second part in Baahubali franchise. A video featuring long queue outside Prasad’s theatre in Hyderabad has gone viral and it’s just the tip of the iceberg with respect to Baahubali mania.
Scheduled to release in around 9000 screens worldwide on Friday, Baahubali 2 will have the biggest release ever for an Indian film. In India, it will open in 6500 screens and will simultaneously release in Hindi, Telugu, Tamil and Malayalam. Considering its wide release, trade pundits believe the film is expected to take an earth-shattering opening on the first day. Some believe it could be the first Indian film to breach the Rs 1000 crore club. Baahubali 2 is the third Indian film to release in IMAX format and as well in other large screen format. In USA, it is releasing in around 40 IMAX screens and the number is expected to go up as we inch closer to the release date.
In North America, even before its release, Baahubali 2 has already minted $2 million and counting from pre-sales with most of it coming from pre-booking for Thursday premieres.
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