Director SS Rajamouli’s magnum opus Baahubali 2: The Conclusion has smashed all existing box office records in India. It has surpassed the lifetime business numbers of many hit Indian films on day one itself.
Baahubali 2 has earned more than Rs 121 crore on its opening day. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted the film’s business figures.
#Baahubali2 Fri ₹ 121 cr NETT. India biz.— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) April 29, 2017
Hindi: ₹ 41 cr
Telugu + Tamil + Malayalam: ₹ 80 cr
As per Adarsh, the box office record set by Aamir Khan’s Dangal is also in danger now. Dangal recently became the highest grossing Indian film ever.
Not only this, Baahubali 2 has also become the highest grossing Hindi film as far as the opening day business is concerned. Despite being released on a non-holiday, Baahubali 2 broke the record of Salman Khan’s Prem Ratan Dhan Payo which garnered Rs 40.35 cr on its first Friday.
GRAND INDIA TOTAL OF 121 crores NET!!!!! HINDI IS 41 crores!!! TAMIL + TELUGU + MALAYALAM = 80 crores!!!! HISTORY HAS BEEN CREATED!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/DS9WBBUyup— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) April 29, 2017
Originally made in Telugu, the second part in the franchise was dubbed in Tamil, Hindi and Malayalam.
Filmmaker Karan Johar, who is presenting the Hindi version of the film, too tweeted his joy over the bumper opening of the film. “Unthinkable and unimaginable highest ever day 1 ...data being tabulated ..will take a while!!! Watch this space for the number! #Baahubali,” he tweeted.
The Telugu version of the film netted a whopping Rs 53 crore, according to trade analyst Trinath. “The film has taken a phenomenal opening. In Andhra and Telangana, the film in Telugu minted Rs 53 crore, making it the biggest opening ever for any film across language in the two states. The film is expected to collect over Rs 100 crore from the two states over the weekend,” he said.
In Tamil Nadu, the film collected around Rs 12 crore on the first day. “If the early morning shows were not cancelled across Tamil Nadu on Friday, the film could have collected even more. According to early estimates, it has minted around Rs. 12 crore. It’s going pick up over the weekend...,” Trinath added.
In Kerala, the film is believed to have collected around Rs. 7 crore on Friday.
In the US, from Thursday premieres alone, the film raked in $2.5 million.
The film stars Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, Anushka Shetty, Tamannaah Bhatia, Sathyaraj and Ramya Krishnan.
(With inputs from agencies)