All the hard work and efforts of the makers of Baahubali: The Conclusion bore fruit, when it hit the marquee and the film received an extraordinary opening as predicted.
According to trade sources, the theatre occupancy in India was about 95%, which is a great achievement by any standards.
Sources add that several single screen theatres had to accommodate the viewers by providing additional chairs.
Having released in about 9,000 screens across the globe and 6,500 across India, Baahubali 2 did not have any competition at the box office as most films decided to pave way for it.
The multi-lingual fantasy drama has minted $4.66 million on its opening day, including the Thursday premier show.
According to reports, no other Indian movie has collected so much, on its first day of release in North America.
According to Great Indian Films, the overseas distributor, â€śBaahubali2 America ALL- Day-1(Premiere+Friday): $4517K and another $150K(approx) from private screens Total $4.667 million (INR 30crs+).And a Hourly Grosses $3 million +, becoming First ever Indian film to cross $3 million + in a Single Day." (sic).
#Baahubali2 Hourly Grosses $3mil+, First ever Indian movie to cross $3mil+ in a Single Day, Still counting, Thanks to Baahubali Fansâ€” Great India Films (@greatindiafilms) April 30, 2017
According to trade analyst Taran Adarsh, Baahubali: The Conclusion witnessed an even bigger opening than Salman Khanâ€™s Sultan and Aamir Khanâ€™s Dangal.
Made on a huge budget, the film has been produced by Shobu Yarlagadda and Prasad Devineni under the banner Arka Media Works, and has been directed by SS Rajamouli. Prabhas plays Baahubali in the film with Rana Daggubati in an important role as well.
Anushka, Tammannah, Ramya Krishnan, Sathyaraj and Nasser are also included in the star cast of this magnum opus.
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