It's no cat out of the bag anymore, the Volcano named BAHUBALI 2: THE CONCLUSION has erupted with its release yesterday. And what an eruption in terms of audience response. Picture these few recent tweets:
Mark this tweet , today(Saturday) collection of #Bahubali2 (Hindi) will be 45-50 crs net . May go past that too. THIS IS IT @ssrajamouli— Sumit kadel (@KadelSumit) April 29, 2017
#Baahubali2 's Day 1 WW gross would be around 210 Crs.. India - 145 Crs.. Overseas- 65+ Crs..— Ramesh Bala (@rameshlaus) April 29, 2017
It looks like #Baahubali2 netted Rs. 41.5 crore on day 1. History is being written by this blockbuster— Komal Nahta (@KomalNahta) April 29, 2017
Truly SENSATIONAL! As per *early tracking and estimates* #Baahubali2 opens BIGGER than #Sultan [₹ 36.54 cr] and #Dangal [₹ 29.78 cr]. HINDI.— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) April 29, 2017
The first day collections of the epic scale release of BAHUBALI 2: THE CONCLUSION is being calculated by the trade experts and everyone is waiting with baited breadth for the final actual figure in all languages. But if the pre-release response, the advance booking, the house-full boards which are back after ages outside cinema halls, the seemingly never-ending lines on the second day of release today and the humoungous word of mouth is anything to go by, director S.S. Rajamouli's film is TSUNAMI AT THE BOXOFFICE that will not subside anytime sooner.
The first installment netted ₹ 650 crore at the Box-office a good two years ago. Will BAHUBALI 2: THE CONCLUSION become the first Indian film to gross more than ₹ 1000 crore is something that is to be seen but here's a list of Top 5 Highest Opening Collection by an Indian Film:
1. Baahubali: The Beginning (2015)
1st Day Collection (Net): ₹ 50 crores
Director: S.S. Rajamouli
Stars: Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, Anushka Shetty, Tamannaah Bhatia
In ancient India, an adventurous and daring man becomes involved in a decades old feud between two warring people.
2. Kabali (2016)
1st Day Collection (Net): ₹ 48 crores
Director: Pa. Ranjith
Stars: Rajinikanth, Winston Chao, Radhika Apte, Dhansika
Before Indian Independence, many Tamils from South India were sent to Malaysia as indentured laborers. Kabali, the protagonist, fights this oppression. After a lengthy imprisonment, he is more determined than ever to fight for his people.
3. Happy New Year (2014)
1st Day Collection (Net): ₹ 44.97 crores
Director: Farah Khan
Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, Abhishek Bachchan, Anurag Kashyap
A team of losers win the love of millions in their quest to pull off the biggest diamond heist ever by
4. Prem Ratan Dhan Payo (2015)
1st Day Collection (Net): ₹ 40.3 crores
Director: Sooraj R. Barjatya
Stars: Salman Khan, Sonam Kapoor, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Deepak Dobriyal
While recovering from an assassination attempt four days before his coronation, a stern prince is replaced by a romantic lookalike.
5. Sardaar Gabbar Singh (2016)
1st Day Collection (Net): ₹ 37.5 crores
Director: Bobby Kolli
Stars: Kajal Aggarwal, Mukesh Rishi, Sharad Kelkar, Pawan Kalyan
A kingdom called Rathanpur was taken ruthlessly by a feudal lord named Bhairav Singh. The princess of that empire was in a hopeless situation until a maverick cop named Sardaar Gabbar Singh came along.