In India, the film’s gross is estimated at $60.8 million. The Telugu, Tamil and Malayalam language versions together grossed $32.6 million, the Hindi-version the $28.1 million balance. Baahubali opened at number three at the North American box office with $10.1 million across 425 screens. This includes $1.8 million from 45 IMAX screens, the highest North American bow for a foreign-language film.
NEW YORK – The South Indian epic Baahubali’s sequel has shattered all records for Indian films in India and worldwide.
Arka Mediaworks’ “Baahubali: The Conclusion,” directed by S.S. Rajamouli opened April 28 across 9,000 screens worldwide, including 6,500 in India in Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam and Hindi language versions, and amassed an estimated $81.2 million.
That total easily outstripped 2016 hit “Sultan”, starring Salman Khan, which previously held the opening weekend record with $51.4 million, reported Hollywood bible Variety magazine .
The total, assembled from producer statements and local box office reports, also is significantly different from the $13.8 million reported as the movie’s global total by ComScore. The $81.8 million places “Baahubali 2” in third place behind “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2,” and “The Fate of the Furious,” and is a score three times that of fourth placed “Baby Boss.”
In India, the film’s gross is estimated at $60.8 million. The Telugu, Tamil and Malayalam language versions together grossed $32.6 million, the Hindi-version the $28.1 million balance.
Baahubali opened at number three at the North American box office with $10.1 million across 425 screens. This includes $1.8 million from 45 IMAX screens, the highest North American bow for a foreign-language film.
In all, Baahubali collected $2.3 million from 66 IMAX locations in India, North America, Australia, the Middle East and Africa. In India, it released in 10 IMAX cinemas, collecting $334,000, making it the highest Indian weekend gross in the format.
In Australia, the film had an opening weekend of $1.06 million, while in the U.K. it took $501,000. Baahubali enjoyed a robust weekend in the Middle East, collecting $3.44 million across the U.A.E., Bahrain, Oman and Qatar.
The highest grossing Indian film of all time with $123 million is 2014’s “PK”, starring Aamir Khan.
“Baahubali: The Conclusion” is a sequel to 2015’s “Baahubali: The Beginning” that collected some $100 million worldwide. It stars Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, Anushka Shetty and Tamannaah Bhatia. The first part of the franchise was budgeted at $31 million, while the sequel cost $39 million.
The Hindi version of Baahubali, distributed by leading Bollywood banner Dharma Productions, alone collected a record $19.9 million, besting the $16.6 million earned last year by wrestling drama Dangal.
Bahubali 2 – The Conclusion (Hindi) also had its biggest Monday with collections around 36-37 crore, which is incredible when you look at the opening day record of just over 39 crore for Salman Khan’s Sultan film, which was the opening day record before Bahubali (Hindi version) broke it with 40 crore plus and set a single day highest grossing record with 46 plus crore. The film is an ALL TIME BLOCKBUSTER!
INDIA AND OVERSEAS WEEKEND NET-GROSS FIGURES FOR BAAHUBALI
INDIA NETT – 300 crore
INDIA GROSS – 385 crore
OVERSEAS (US$) – $18,500,000
OVERSEAS (INR) – 121 crore
WORLDWIDE TOTAL – 506 crore