Prabhas and Rana Daggubati‘s Baahubali 2: The Conclusion has not only impressed the masses, but also broken quite a few records at the box office. Apart from the 11 records that it broke on the first day, looks like it has achieved something even bigger. Baahubali 2 has actually beaten the lifetime collections of five recent hits, that too in just one day…
For those of you who don’t know, Baahubali 2: The Conclusion raked in Rs 122 crore through all the versions at the box office on day one. If you compare this figure to the lifetime collections of Akshay Kumar‘s Jolly LLB 2 (Rs 117 crore)and Housefull 3 (Rs 109.14 crore), Varun Dhawan’s Badrinath Ki Dulhania (Rs 116.68 crore), Ranbir Kapoor’s Ae Dil Hai Mushkil (Rs 112.48 crore) and Ajay Devgn’s Shivaay (Rs 100.33 crore); you will realise that SS Rajamouli‘s magnum opus has surpassed the collection of these films in just one day! But there’s more to come. On day 2 it has collected around 100 crore. This takes the films total collections to around Rs 222 crore.
While many will argue that all this has been possible because Baahubali 2 was released in four version (Hindi, Telugu, Tamil and Malayalam) and cause it got 8000 screens. However, let me point out that without good content and such a huge buzz, it would not have raked in such a huge amount at the box office. Time and again we have seen several big movies (Fan, Mohenjo Daro, etc.) have a huge pre-release buzz, but they falter at the BO after day one. But from what we hear, Baahubali 2 is rock solid. In fact, the occupancy on Sunday is also looking fantastic. So the movie will continue to break some more records over the weekend.
From our reckoning, the film will earn in excess of Rs 300 crore over the weekend. And with a holiday on Monday, it will continue to muster in large amounts of money. However, will it be be able to sustain after the first Monday? That is something to look out for! But we are sure that Baahubali 2: The Conclusion is all set to be the highest grossing film in India ever. Do you also think so? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!