While the entire nation is gripped with Baahubali 2 fever, amidst all the hoopla, the epic drama finally hit the screens across (7,500 screens in India and 9,500 worldwide) on Friday.
The film opened to a thumping response with a unanimous superhit talk across all the centres, and has been scripting history for its first day collections, making it the all-time highest opener ever in the history of Indian cinema. Analysts say that the Rajamouli directorial has had a better opening than Salman Khan’s Sultan (Rs 36.54 cr) and Aamir Khan’s Dangal (Rs 29.78 cr).
Apparently, the film registered Rs 41 cr (gross) on the opening day. No Indian film has even come close to registering such box office numbers and analysts are predicting a record-shattering business.
In Andhra Pradesh and Telangana together, Baahubali 2 made around Rs 42 cr on the first day (with only Nizam contributing Rs 9.5 cr). In Karnataka, the collections were around Rs 11 cr.
Gross collections (in crores)
North America: 33
Rest of the world: 12