SS Rajamouli’s highly anticipated magnum opus Baahubali 2 will have the biggest release ever for an Indian film when it will hit the screens in nearly 9000 screens worldwide on Friday. Going by industry sources, the film releases in around 6500 screens in India. In USA, a key market for Telugu films, the second part in Baahubali franchise will open in 1100 screens. In rest of the world, the film will release in 1400 screens.
Considering its wide release, trade pundits believe the film is expected to take an earth shattering opening on the first day. 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 it inches closer to the release date.
Even within India, there’s unprecedented craze for the film, especially in Kerala where the first part of the franchise made a killing at the box-office. Trade pundits believe Baahubali 2: The Conclusion will easily mint around Rs 5 crore gross from the first day in the state. In Karnataka, too, the film is expected to rock at the box-office and is likely to supersede the collections of the first part in the franchise.
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