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‘Baahubali 2: The Conclusion’ becomes first Indian film to gross Rs 1000 crore worldwide
MUMBAI: SS Rajamouli’s magnum opus ‘Baahubali 2’ has become the first Indian movie to gross Rs 1000 crore worldwide.
Released on 28 April, the movie has garnered gross revenue of over 800 crore in India and 200 crore in overseas markets.
‘Baahubali 2’ raced past Aamir Khan’s ‘PK’, which had mopped up Rs 792 crore in its outing on cinema theatres. Trade analyst Ramesh Bala confirmed the news on social networking site Twitter.
‘Bahubali 2’, originally shot in Telugu, was later dubbed in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam.
The Hindi version of the movie had collected Rs 128 crore in its opening weekend and then gone on to mop up Rs 80.75 crore in the second weekend, “Baahubali 2 wave remains super strong. A mere 36.91% decline in weekend 2, outstanding,” trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted.
The film has not only received an excellent response in the South but has also shown its popularity in the north. It has already smashed several existing records and is being widely appreciated by industry stalwarts.
‘Baahubali 2: Conclusion’ is a continuation of of ‘Baahubali: The Beginning’ and is produced by Arka Media Works. The second part revolves around Shiva, the son of Baahubali who begins his search for answers after he learns about his heritage.
The film stars Prabhas, Rana Daggubatti, Ramya Krishna, Anushka Shetty and Tamannaah in lead roles. It was released across 9000 screens worldwide.