S.S. Rajamouli's magnum opus Baahubali 2: The Conclusion has upped the bar for box office earnings for Indian films by amassing Rs 400 crore plus worldwide in its opening weekend since its release on April 28, according to trade experts. The second part in the Baahubali franchise - a fantasy drama about a fictional kingdom - has rewritten box office records, and how.
After zooming past the Rs 100 crore mark on its first day of hitting screens in India, the much-awaited movie which piqued the interest of viewers with the question 'Why did Kattappa kill Baahubali?', has kept the audience coming in to find out the answer. The film, featuring Prabhas, Anushka Shetty, Rana Daggubati and Tamannaah in the lead, released in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam in over 6500 screens across India, and in 9000 plus screens worldwide.
Filmmaker Karan Johar, who has presented the Hindi dubbed version of the film, tweeted: "Historic Weekend! Here is the Hindi language all-India Friday (Rs 41 crore), Saturday (Rs 40.5 crore), Sunday (Rs 46.5 crore). Grand total Rs 128 crore."
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted: "The wave is unstoppable. Baahubali 2 creates new record." Adarsh pointed out how the opening weekend figures of the Hindi version of "Baahubali 2: The Conclusion" had surpassed Bollywood biggies such as Salman Khan's "Sultan" and Aamir Khan's Dangal.