After an unbelievable beginning and unprecedented hold over the weekend, Baahubali 2 [Hindi] has now scored an unmatchable Week One at the Box Office. The film has netted Rs. 241 crore* in just 7 days. Now that’s an average of around Rs. 35 crore on a daily basis, which is definitely not something that even those associated with the film would have hoped for.
As a matter of fact there are only four films [Happy New Year, Prem Ratan Dhan Payo, Sultan and of course Baahubali 2] which have scored more than Rs. 35 crore on their first day, and here we are talking about an epic which has managed to maintain this average right through the weekdays as well!
Now how does that even explain this feat scored by director SS Rajamouli and his team!!
One of the biggest records set by Baahubali 2 [Hindi] is that of the BIGGEST Week One ever. This is how the list of top grossers till date looks like after their one week run:
Baahubali 2 [Hindi] – Rs. 241 crore*
Sultan – Rs. 208.82 crore
Dangal – Rs. 193.53 crore
Bajrangi Bhaijaan – Rs. 184.62 crore
PK – Rs. 183 crore
Baahubali 2 [Hindi] is pretty much sitting at the top and the distance with the next immediate film, Sultan, is very huge. In fact, each of the other four films in the Top-5 is a Khan affair with Salman Khan and Aamir Khan sharing equal credits. Moreover, each of these films had one big holiday in their week long run whereas Baahubali 2 [Hindi] just had a partial holiday to contend with.
Nonetheless, the journey is now towards the quickest 300 crore as well, a feat that should be accomplished by this Sunday.
Prabhas, Rana Daggubati and Anushka Shetty have scored a Baahubuster here!
*Estimates. Final numbers awaited