The estimated box-office collection for Day 1 of SS Rajamouli’s Baahubali, The Conclusion is a whopping Rs 100 crore, higher than Salman Khan’s Sultan and Aamir Khan’s Dangal. The overall collection estimates go up to Rs 1000 crore. Trade analysts have termed the opening a “historic start”.
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) April 29, 2017A D V E R T I S E M E N T
Thus far the film, which was made on a budget of Rs.300 crore, has received positive reviews from critics and fans.
Trade analysts tweeted estimates of weekend collections as well:
— Ramesh Bala (@rameshlaus) April 28, 2017
And the typhoon strikes BO… East. West. North. South… It's #Baahubali2 mania… Will set new benchmarks… HISTORIC START!
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) April 28, 2017
— Sreedhar Pillai (@sri50) April 29, 2017
Taran Adarsh, considered the expert on box-office figures, tweeted that a compilation list with all the data is currently underway.
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) April 29, 2017
The film opened to around 6,500 screens in India alone. The advance booking response has been tremendous with websites like BookMyShow claiming that their site crashed a couple of times when they opened it for single-screen and multiplex booking. They also said they have already sold a million tickets for the sequel.
A report in Deadline Hollywood puts the collection estimate at over $2.5 million. The movie is releasing on 330 screens in the United States and the opening day’s collections in the US were reported at $7.2 million.
The producers have clinched lucrative deals for satellite and distribution rights. It has also been released in Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam and Hindi.
The film is a sequel to Baahubali, The Beginning (2015), and released two years after the first film. Due to extensive post-production work, the film had to postpone its release from end-2016, and had a delayed release yesterday. The movie stars Prabhas, Rana Dagubbati, Anushka Shetty, Tamannaah Bhatia, Sathyaraj, Ramya Krishan, Nasser, and Rohini.