Bahubali 2 Day 1 Box Office Collection Report

S.S. Rajamouli’s Bahubali 2: The Conclusion has taken a historic opening at the box office. The occupancy is record-breaking across the board – north, east and west have all taken the best opening of the year – surpassing the opening of all Hindi films so far this year and competing with festive releases like Sultan, Dangal and Prem Ratan Dhan Payo.

In the south, ‘Baahubali 2’ is recording close to 100% occupancy. The opening record of top Kannada film, ‘Hebulli’, featuring Karnataka’s top superstar, has been eclipsed by a distance in the morning. The all-time highest Kannada grosser, Kirik Party, will be surpassed in a matter of days as both regional and Hindi version have taken a earth-shattering opening.

In fact, several ‘preview’ shows of Bahubali 2: The Conclusion were held late last night in the South and almost all shows were filled to capacity.

Business in Tamilnadu was affected in the morning, as shows were cancelled at the last minute due to some financial settlement issue between the distributor and producers of the film. The issue is said to have been sorted out and shows are now running 12PM onwards. The advance is spectacular here and with the morning shows getting cancelled, the noon/evening/night shows will be packed to capacity.

Inspite of the fact that today is a working day, the people of Baahubali’s home state Telangana and Andhra Pradesh are celebrating it like a festival. Several offices are closed, with reports coming in that corporates have bulk-booked tickets for Friday. As expected, the occupancy has exceeded the capacity. Extra chairs are being added at single-screens, tickets in black are getting a huge premium.

In short, the country has probably never ever seen the kind of craze a film like ‘Bahubali 2’ has managed to generate. It isn’t quite like the hero worship of a Rajnikanth in Tamilnadu.. that level of insanity isn’t there, but the film itself is the superstar here.

When it comes to recovery, Bahubali 2 has been sold for record prices all across. The pre-release theatrical recovery (not including the various rights like satellite, music, digital etc), is 275-280 crore from Hindi and other regional versions. What that also means is, the film has to collect more than the lifetime business of the first film – just to attain ‘HIT’ status. The Hindi version will be a ‘HIT’ once the film crosses the 150-160 crore mark – which is around 30% more than the Hindi collections of the first film.



  • I hope producer don’t manipulate collection. Good movie deserve such high collection….!
    Next week release in Myanmar…! Excited to watch…!

  • #Bollywood s n real danger
    Now what our industry do in dis circumstances?
    Celebrate deir huge success or try 2 compete with them .
    But bollywood s totally depends on stardom aur stars risk nahi lete.
    Salman d biggest of all still doing d same thing , he s innocent n his films r also , srk experimenting but in d vey low lvl , aamir s doing grt but choose safe projects.
    Akki is deshbakhti ka dukan , Aj s insane , HR s confused
    So who will take d batton on his hand ?
    I guess nobody
    So enjoy #Bahubali
    Waiting for #2.0
    Entertainment n concept s eveything
    N south makers have both.

  • Its a long long way to break kannada film records .. Hebbuli made 106 crores .. Kirik party made close to 75 crores .. Raajakumara is still running to packed houses with collection of 75 + crores .. How can baahubali beat these collections in 1 day or even a month with screen capacity of 200+ theatres .. Indicine , have some sense of business before posting such articles

  • No offence @indicine, but u shouldn’t say ‘Hindi and regional versions….’, coz it appears as if it is a hindi movie dubbed in other languages. Bahubali is a Telugu film so the first priority must be Telugu. Pls do consider this. Otherwise love each and every word of ur articles.

  • Good. But what would ss rajamouli do after that? South manipulate collection. They don’t say clearly what is net and what is gross.

  • THIS IS INSANE !!!!!!
    Baahubali 2 Hindi version itself will challenge the lifetime collections of Dangal that too on a non-holiday without any big Bollywood star.

    Kudos to Rajamouli !!!!!

    Finally we have a movie which can match the craze of Sholay!!!!

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