'Baahubali 2' becomes first Indian movie to enter 1500-crore club


If one were to consider the Friday-Sunday opening weekend period, Baahublali 2 has left Sultan far behind as estimates peg the opening weekend collection for the Hindi dubbed version only at Rs 128 crore (net after tax).

Baahubali: The Conclusion, which recently became the first Indian move to earn Rs 1000 crore worldwide has achieved another milestone.

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It has been three weeks that SS Rajamouli's magnum opus Baahubali 2: The Conclusion has hit the screens and since then, it has done nothing but break every record at the box office.

Baahubali 2 has touched this stellar figure within 21 days of its theatrical release.

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According to Ramesh Bala, a movie industry tracker, the total earnings of the movie up to Wednesday are Rs 1475 crore. The movie has collected about Rs 1,227 crore in India and another Rs 275 crore overseas at the end of its three week theatrical run. "The worldwide mania continues", he wrote. The film created Rs 100 crore club in North America. With its release in over 6500 screens exclusively in India and over 9000 screens across the world - the highest for an Indian film till date, this movie continues to have a phenomenal run at the box office.

Also starring Rana Daggubati, Ramya Krishnan, Sathyaraj, Nasser, Anushka Shetty and Tamannaah Bhatia, "Baahubali: The Conclusion" unravelled the mystery behind Baahubali's death at the hands of Kattappa, his most trusted staff whom he referred to as Uncle since his childhood. This is the first time that an Indian film has managed to rake in that much money.

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