Baahubali 2 not only opened on a record 6500 screens across the nation, it also ensured the enviable houseful boards came up everywhere. As the early estimates of Baahubali 2 box office collection on opening day are coming in, trade is predicting a record-shattering Rs 100 crore business in one day in India in all languages. No Indian film has even come close to this kind of box office numbers. In fact, the highest opening of 2017 has been Shah Rukh Khan’s Raees which earned Rs 20.42 crore on day of its release.
Not just in India, the film was number one Indian film ever in the US, Australia and UAE. Trade analyst Ramesh Bala wrote, “Baahubali2 Day 1 BO Records Expected: 1st ₹ 100 Cr Nett Movie in India. All-time No.1 Opening for ANY movie in India, AP/TG, KA & KE.”
Film’s presenter Karan Johar also tweeted, “UNTHINKABLE and UNIMAGINABLE HIGHEST EVER DAY 1….data being tabulated ..will take a while!!! Watch this space for the number! #Baahubali.”
According to trade analyst Taran Adarsh, Baahubali: The Conclusion witnessed an even bigger opening than Salman Khan’s Sultan and Aamir Khan’s Dangal. In Tamil Nadu the film has collected Rs 10.25 crore as told by trade analyst, Sreedhar Pillai.
Baahubali, a follow-up to the blockbuster 2015 films, is doing even stronger business and could earn $7.2 million from only 450 locations, including more than $2 million Thursday night. if it hits $7 million, that would likely be a record for an Indian title, said Hollywood Reporter.
According to trade estimates, this is the collection from pre-sale of rights for Baahubali 2.
Satellite Sales (Hindi): Rs 50 crore
Satellite Sales (Tamil +Telugu+ Malayalam): Rs 25-30 crore
Music ( all languages): Rs 25-30 crore
Theatrical rights (Hindi): Rs 65 crore
Theatrical Rights (Telugu): Rs 130 crore
Theatrical Rights (Karnataka): Rs 45 crore
Theatrical Rights (Kerala): Rs 8 crore