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Will Baahubali 2 become first Indian film to collect over Rs 1,000 crore?

SS Rajamouli’s Baahubali 2: The Conclusion has been breaking all sorts of records, from opening day to opening weekend collections. Now, the buzz is it might just walk into the Rs 1000-crore club with ease, given the momentum it has gained since its release.

Baahubali 2 The Conclusion Updated: May 20, 2017 12:37 IST
Sandeep Acharya
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Prabhas as Amarendra Baahubali in a still from the film Baahubali 2: The Conclusion.

There’s no stopping SS Rajamouli’s Baahubali 2 at the box-office. Having minted over Rs 500 crore from its opening weekend worldwide, it looks the film has set its eyes on becoming the first Indian film to join the Rs 1,000 crore club. One shouldn’t be surprised if the film manages to achieve the rare feat in its first week as the craze surrounding the second part in the Baahubali franchise is only growing by every minute.

The film has already surpassed the opening weekend numbers of several Bollywood biggies such as Sultan and Dangal. Interestingly, it happens to be the first dubbed Hindi film to breach into the Rs 100 crore club. Baahubali 2 has broken the record of its own predecessor with the opening weekend numbers, much to the surprise of the makers who couldn’t quite make profits from the first part.

In the south, the film is having a golden run. While it has raked in over Rs 100 crore from its opening weekend in Andhra and Telangana, it has put up an impressive show in Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Karnataka with combined earnings of over Rs 100 crore from the first three days. According to trade pundits, audiences are thronging to cinemas more than once to watch Baahubali 2 and this has worked in the film’s favour big time.

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