S.S. Rajamouli’s Bahubali 2 has shattered the record of the highest Hindi grosser of all-time, Aamir Khan’s Dangal which released during the Christmas weekend last year.
The second week collections of the film has crossed the 140 crore mark – which is more than the lifetime collections of 2017’s highest grosser so far, Shah Rukh Khan’s Raees. It has also collected nearly 3 times more than Raees – a film that featured a major Hindi sueprstar – which goes to show the phenomenon that Bahubali 2 has become.
Soon after Dangal became the highest grosser of all time last year, many in the trade felt the record would stand for the next few years – or atleast until the next Aamir Khan film arrives in theatres. But Bahubali 2 has trounced Dangal in just 14 days (2 weeks) and the pace at which the film is going – it could collect 60 crore plus in Week 3 – which would make it the first film to cross the 400 crore and 450 crore mark.
The film will then have a chance of becoming the first film to cross the 500 crore mark in the Hindi market.
|Day||Baahubali 2 Hindi|
|First Week||247.00 crore|
|Two Week||143.25 crore|
|India Collections||440.3 crore|