Baahubali : The Monster Hit « Film Dhamaka

SS Rajamouli’s Baahubali released in Telugu, Hindi, Tamil and Malayalam in 4000 plus screens worldwide has created box-office history. The spectacular period actioner has grossed worldwide Rs 163 Crore or $ 25.6 million. The movie smashed a lot of records and is turning out to be a monster hit.

Some Facts and Figures

# It is the highest day one grosser for any Indian Film, Rs 50 Cr ($7.8Million) which beat Happy New Year’s Rs 45 Cr ($7M) # Highest opening weekend for the Hindi version Rs 22 Cr. ($3.4M) as compared to any dubbed movie. The movie is also the highest grosser among any Hindi dubbed Film. # Fastest movie to reach the Rs 50 Cr and Rs 100 Cr . The 3 day total is a net collection of Rs 145 Cr or $22.5 Million, which is the highest for any Indian Film ever. # Highest opening and opening weekend for an Indian Film in the US Box Office. All revenue records for Regional Films were broken within the first 2 days. The Per Screen Average collections were $17k, second only to Minions who’s per screen average was $27k over the weekend. # Opened in a total of more than 4650 screens across the globe according to producers Arka Media Works. The dubbed Hindi version opened in 2000 screens which is the highest for any dubbed film. The film also opened in more than 1350 screen in Andhra & Telangana, about 350 in Tamil Nadu, 300 in Karnataka, 150 in Kerala and nearly 250 screens in USA. #A testimony to the universal appeal of Baahubali is the fact that the movie has seen an approximate 40% growth in day-to-day earning in Hindi dub version. This follows the massive openings in the South which saw a nearly 100% occupancy from day one itself. And on Monday, a working day when new releases take a huge dip there was only a marginal drop in collections in south India. #Baahubali has an IMDB rating of 9.5; it is the most talked about movie on social media with a lot of buzz about the VFX and CGI in the film. The high production values in the movie are also being appreciated widely and is another major talking point among audiences. All these factors have made Baahubali a sensational mega blockbuster of gargantuan proportions. The buzz is that the film has already made Rs 100 Crore share for its producers Arka Media, and is on the way to making more money at the box-office.

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Shobhu Yaralagadda of Arka Media the producers of Baahubali said: “ We are really excited and happy with the response the film is receiving from critics and audiences around the world. Our belief in Rajamouli’s vision and the hard work put in by the entire cast and crew has paid off and how! The success of the film across languages in India and abroad proves that a regional film with universal appeal can transcend cultural and geographical barriers.”

Baahubali India Domestic Net collections for the opening weekend July 10-12

Andhra Pradesh – Net of 60 Cr or $9.5M Karnataka – Net of 21 Cr or $3.3M Tamil Nadu – Net of 12 Cr or $1.9M Kerala – Net of 2.2 Cr or $0.35M Hindi Dubbed Version – Net of 22 Cr or $3.4M Total Domestic Nett is 117.2 Cr or $18.4 Million. The gross figures would be about roughly 15% added to the Net collections (for entertainment tax) amount is approx Rs 135 Cr. Overseas Nett of 28 Cr or $4.4M Million Total Gross Weekend Revenue Worldwide

Rs 163 Cr or $25.6 Million

* The figures mentioned may not be accurate and are approximate.

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