Only 5 films have crossed the 300 crore net mark in the Hindi markets. Until now it was PK, Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Sultan, Dangal – two each to Aamir Khan and Salman Khan. But the latest film to join the ‘300 crore club’ is S.S. Rajamouli’s ‘Bahubali 2 The Conclusion’.
Over the next few days, what will be most interesting to see – will be the trend of ‘Bahubali 2’.
So far, on a day to day level, ‘Bahubali 2’ has easily outperformed all Hindi films – barring the 5th day of ‘Sultan’ which was a Sunday and the 7th day of ‘PK’ which was a holiday for Christmas.
If ‘Bahubali 2’ collects as much as what ‘Dangal’ collected after its 9th day, then the Prabhas starrer will end up with collections of Rs 440 crore net! If it continues to outperform ‘Dangal’ in the next few days, then the collections could touch 450 crore or even the 500 crore mark cannot be completely ruled out at this point in time.
The competition until ‘Half Girlfriend’ on May 19 is weak. ‘Sarkar 3’ hasn’t generated enough interest and ‘Meri Pyaari Bindu’ will struggle if the content of the film doesn’t find acceptance. While business of ‘Bahubali 2 Hindi’ is expected to slow down a little on May 12, it should continue its extraordinary run for atleast another 2-3 weeks – as the trend is outstanding, which also means it has found acceptance and the word-of-mouth is the best for any film so far this year.
Exhibitors have also been reporting to us that the repeat-audience, those that are watching the film for the 2nd, 3rd and 4th time is very high. So they are likely to give Bahubali 2 a larger share of screens in the next couple of weeks.
Stay tuned to this page as we update and track the historic run of ‘Baahubali 2’ and do note that we have only mentioned collections of the ‘dubbed’ Hindi version – which does not include collections from the main Telugu film and other regional versions.
PK vs Bahubali 2 vs Bajrangi Bhaijaan vs Sultan vs Dangal below:
|Week 2||95.64||87.63||62.21||115.96||143.25 crore|