Bahubali 2 box office collection day 1: Rs 100 cr, SS Rajamouli film shatters records

Baahubali 2 not only opened on a record 6500 screens across the nation, it also ensured the enviable houseful boards came up everywhere. As the early estimates of Baahubali 2 box office collection on opening day are coming in, trade is predicting a record-shattering Rs 100 crore business in one day in India in all languages. No Indian film has even come close to this kind of box office numbers. In fact, the highest opening of 2017 has been Shah Rukh Khan’s Raees which earned Rs 20.42 crore on day of its release. Not just in India, the film was number one Indian film ever in the US, Australia and  UAE. Trade analyst Ramesh Bala wrote, “Baahubali2 Day 1 BO Records Expected:  1st ₹ 100 Cr Nett Movie in India.. All-time No.1 Opening for ANY movie in India, AP/TG, KA & KE.”


Film’s presenter Karan Johar also tweeted, “UNTHINKABLE and UNIMAGINABLE HIGHEST EVER DAY 1….data being tabulated ..will take a while!!! Watch this space for the number! #Baahubali.”
Baahubali, a follow-up to the blockbuster 2015 films, is doing even stronger business and could earn $7.2 million from only 450 locations, including more than $2 million Thursday night. if it hits $7 million, that would likely be a record for an Indian title, said Hollywood Reporter.
#Baahubali2 Day 1 BO Records Expected:
– 1st ₹ 100 Cr Nett Movie in India..
– All-time No.1 Opening for ANY movie in India, AP/TG, KA & KE pic.twitter.com/ZA7sk6BTxq




 Day 1 BO Records Expected:

- 1st ₹ 100 Cr Nett Movie in India..

- All-time No.1 Opening for ANY movie in India, AP/TG, KA & KE
 Overseas Day 1 BO Records Expected:

- All-time No.1 WW(Incl. India) & Overseas..

- All-time No.1 in  and 

Trade analyst Taran Adarsh earlier wrote, “Reports pouring in from across the country: #Baahubali2 is a GAME CHANGER… Sea of people outside theatres… House Full boards are back!” Ramesh Bala tweeted, “A True Indian Epic Movie of International Standards. Screenplay, Acting, Emotions, Action Seqs & Music – Outstanding.”
Bookmyshow has said that 12 tickets of Baahubali 2 are being sold every second. In Delhi, the earliest you can book tickets for the film is May 3 with everything going houseful for the next four days. Earlier, Bookmyshow had confirmed that Baahubali 2 had broken the advance booking record previously held by Aamir Khan’s Dangal. Ashish Saksena, COO-Cinemas, BookMyShow had said, “BookMyShow is experiencing an unprecedented advance booking for Baahubali 2. We have already sold over 1 million tickets across languages, even when the bookings have been live for just over a day. Though Baahubali 2 is largely perceived to be loved by South Indian audience, the response from Hindi speaking markets has been highly encouraging as well. Once all the cinemas in South come out with their schedules for the film, we expect the online ticket sales for Baahubali 2 to surge at an increasingly fast pace.”
Film distributor Akshay Rathi told indianexpress.com that it wouldn’t be a shocker if the film crosses Rs 200 crore club within three days of its release. He said, “Day one across languages, I wouldn’t be surprised if the film rakes in Rs 70 crore on the first day itself. As far as the weekend is concerned, the film across the languages within India would do around the business of net amount of Rs 230 + crores.”
Celebrities from South and even Bollywood are totally overwhelmed by the film. Dhanush wrote to SS Rajamouli on social media, “Sir :) nothing more to say. #masterpiece #writingatitsbest .. break the rules. Redefined everything.” Nani wrote, “#Baahubali is not just a film anymore .. It’s a celebration.”
While in India, Baahubali 2 has become the first one to have a massive release on 6500 screens in all languages, it is releasing on almost 2500 screens outside India. In North America alone, the film has released on 1,100 screens and the distributor Great India Films is expecting a lifetime total of $15 million. “We have passed $3 million in pre-sales and are adding almost $100,000 to the total every hour. This is the highest for an Indian film in advance ticket sales,” a statement from Great India Films read. The film, that release on April 28, stars Prabhas, Anushka Shetty, Rana Daggubati and Sathyaraj in lead roles.
According to trade estimates, this is the collection from pre-sale of rights for Baahubali 2.
Satellite Sales (Hindi): Rs 50 crore
Satellite Sales (Tamil +Telugu+ Malayalam): Rs 25-30 crore
Music ( all languages): Rs 25-30 crore
Theatrical rights (Hindi): Rs 65 crore
Theatrical Rights (Telugu): Rs 130 crore
Theatrical Rights (Karnataka): Rs 45 crore
Theatrical Rights (Kerala): Rs 8 crore

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