S.S Rajamouli’s magnum opus Baahubali 2: The Conclusion netted over Rs 100 crore at the ticket window in the country on release day. Trade sources say this is the best ever opening for an Indian film. Even filmmaker Karan Johar expressed his joy over the massive opening of the film. According to trade analyst Taran Adarsh, the Hindi version of the film collected Rs. 36.54 crore. “Truly sensational… Rs. 36.54. Hindi,” Taran tweeted on Saturday, while the similar amount was managed to earn the next day.
Hence the 1st weekend box office collection for Baahubali 2 tolled to around 60 crores for the Hindi version and for the rest it has already exceeded the 100 crores. And total world wide collection has reached to 380 crores. Originally made in Telugu, the second part in the franchise was dubbed in Tamil, Hindi and Malayalam.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.