Baahubali 2’s box office rampage: Is Rajamouli’s film now set to topple PK’s record?
The Baahubali 2 storm continues to rage unabated on ticket windows all over the world, even a week after its release. SS Rajamouli’s magnum opus, according to industry experts, is all set to overtake Aamir Khan’s PK’s overall collections records.
The film, set in the fantasy kingdom of Mahishmati, stars Prabhas and Rana Daggubati as its main leads.
Film tracker Ramesh Bala tweeted on Thursday to give estimated earnings’ figures till day 6 (Rs 785 crore, approx).
The overall collections of PK, directed by Raju Hirani, stands at Rs 792 crore.
Baahubali 2: The Conclusion has been bulldozing records ever since it released on April 28. First to go was the title of the best opener ever--Rs 121 crore in all four languages (Telugu, Hindi, Tamil and Malayalam). Next, it emerged as the biggest opener (Rs 41 cr) in its Hindi-dubbed version beating Salman Khan’s PRDP (Rs 40.35 cr).
At the end of its first weekend, it beat Aamir Khan’s Dangal (Rs 107.01 crore) and Salman Khan’s Sultan (Rs105.53 crore) by earning Rs 107.01 crore to emerge with the biggest opening weekend figures.
Baahubali also entered the coveted Rs 500-crore club in worldwide collections on day 4 (domestic being Rs 383 crore and overseas at Rs 121 crore).
The film’s golden run continues in the south markets as well. 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.
In the US, it has successfully surpassed the life-time earnings of Aamir Khan’s Dangal in just four days. As of Wednesday, Baahubali 2 minted $12.6 million (Rs 80.8 crore) to become highest grossing Indian film in the US, surpassing $12.3 million (Rs 78.9 crore) raked in by the Aamir Khan starrer which was based on the real life story of Phogat family.
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