Baahubali, a Thousand Crore and Counting

Ever since the Baahubali The Conclusion released, it’s creating history every day in one or another regard. Not so long, just few days back on May 7,2017 it become first to gross ₹10 Billions globally and today is the day when countdown to, that illustrious feat in domestic arena, begins.

Just to remind you all, the previous biggest grosser in India was Dangal, just half down at ₹511cr, and this film known as Baahubali 2 is set to cross the double mark in matter of few hours.

At end of 2 weeks, film stands at ₹995 cr in India, just ₹5cr short of big dec-billions. The film has passed the 1000cr mark by the Press time.

Unlike the same figure globally, this wasn’t expected from the film in India by many, with most generous predictions going up to ₹900cr or so, but by the time 1st Weekend end with jaw dropping ₹356.9 cr, this one was pretty much on cards.

Splitting the Cume language wise, leaderboard will be topped by the Hindi version accounting for 56% of total sales while Telugu, Tamil and Malayalam contributing 29%, 10.5% and 4.5% each.

Unfortunately in India we don’t keep track of number of people watching the film but only the rupees they earn. Baahubali The Conclusion sold an estimated 75 millions or 7.5 crores tickets at Ticket window which may be highest for this century and might become since Sholay but sadly no official claim can be made on this. Film is certain to breach that 10cr tickets milestone in India which is achieved by not more than 50 films in a single country in history of world cinema.

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