Baahubali has created some new standards in filmmaking. And the franchise has become the biggest one in the history of Indian cinema,. What works for the SS Rajamouli film is the amazing pan-India acceptance, thanks to its content and story telling which isn’t rooted to any region.
The film has amassed a whopping Rs 125 crore at the Box Office on its opening day and the Hindi version alone has contributed Rs 41.5 crore nett. Here are 7 box office
records that the film has shattered in a day’s time!
The film has created a record that is enviable by every other filmmaker and producer in this country. With over Rs 125 crore coming on its opening day, that too just nett figures, Baahubali 2 is the tornado that will have its after effects for a few more weeks at the BO. It has beaten its own previous record of Rs 50 crore plus which was Baahubali’s Day 1 collection.
The previous best was Aamir Khan’s Dhoom 3 which had an opening of Rs 34 crore. Now, Baahubali has covered Rs 41.5 crore nett only from its Hindi version alone and that’s huge. Being a non holiday release, the film has turned out to be the biggest non-holiday opener as well.
Forget South films, the highest Bollywood single day opener was Salman Khan’s Prem Ratan Dhan Payo at Rs 39 crore plus nett. Baahubali has beaten that by Rs 2.5 crore
Highest opening for any dubbed film:
Usually South films dubbed in Hindi or even English film dubbed in the language fetches only a certain amount of the collections. But Baahubali 2’s amazing mass hysteria has proved beneficial as the dubbed version itself has created a record that will take many years to be broken.
The first film to cross Rs 100 crore in a day!
Usually films take three days to cross the 100 crore mark at the box office. But Bahaubali has done it in a day’s time.
Highest advance booking:
Out of the Rs 125 crore, at least 40 crore came from advance sales, which is huge. For films like Sultan and Dangal, the highest record was around Rs 21 crore.
Highest collections for a South film up North:
Out of the Rs 41.5 crore, around Rs 4 crore each were recorded from Delhi and East Punjab alone. Usually, this is not the market where South films work or cater to.
But Baahubali’s pan Indian connect and universal appeal has worked the magic for it.