For 'Baahubali' A Global Second Wind Is Coming

Baahubali: The Beginning is nearing the end of its domestic run in India having established itself as the country’s highest grossing movie ever, with more than 5 billion rupees (US$75.8 million) in gross ticket revenue. There’s a good chance it will retain that status until its sequel, Baahubali: The Conclusion, releases in India’s theaters in late summer, 2016.

But when it comes to overseas receipts, the SS Rajamouli saga still lags behind the 2014 Rajkumar Hirani-directed comedy PK and Kabir Khan’s drama Bajrangi Bhaijaan, which have earned 3 billion rupees ($45.5 million) and 1.8 billion rupees ($27.3 million), respectively, far more than the 0.8 billion rupees ($12 million) that Baahubali has managed to earn in foreign theaters so far. As a result, Baahubali ranks only third after PK and Bajrangi Bhaijaan in terms of total, gross worldwide box office revenues.

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