Salman Khan not worried about Baahubali 2 box office record

Baahubali: The Conclusion has so far collected over Rs 1,500 crore across the world

SS Rajamouli’s “Baahubali: The Conclusion” may be setting the box office on fire but superstar Salman Khan said he doesn’t get worried about the business of a film as he thinks every movie has its own destiny.

“Baahubali: The Beginning” released on July 10, 2015, a week before Salman’s “Bajrangi Bhaijaan”.

“Baahubali: The Conclusion”, which hit theatres on April 28, has so far collected over Rs 1,500 crore across the world.

“After ‘Baahubali: The Beginning’, we came up with “Bajrangi Bhaijaan”. Now after ‘Baahubali: The Conclusion’, we are coming up with ‘Tubelight’. There is a lot of pressure on the CEO of Salman Khan Films. I don’t get worried so much. It is a phenomenal success and it is amazing.

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“I have not seen the film but I will watch it. But it doesn’t matter (box office records) as I think every film has its own destiny. Lets see what the destiny of ‘Tubelight’ is and how much it earns,” Salman told reporters here at the trailer launch of “Tubelight”.

The “Dabangg” star on a lighter note further said, “They (referring to Rajamouli doing one film in four years) do one film in four years, I do two films in a year and the average is that much.”

Salman’s brother, actor Sohail Khan, who also stars in “Tubelight”, said it’s good if a movie sets a record at the box office.

“It’s lovely when a film does well commercially as it sets a yardstick (for other films). It’s nice that ‘Baahubali…’ did well,” Sohail said.

During the launch, Salman seemed emotional while talking about his other co-star, legendary actor Om Puri. (more)

Rajamouli’s juggernaut rolls on: Baahubali 2 grosses Rs 600 crore worldwide

One trade analyst even said that the movie might have grossed Rs 710 crore already

Baahubali 2: The Conclusion has grossed at least Rs 600 crore in worldwide box-office collections, according to IndiaToday.

As reported earlier, as of Tuesday, the film’s Indian gross business stood at Rs 395 crore approximately, while overseas business had been over $18-19 million in three days only (excluding previews). The worldwide figures, at Rs 506 crore, are for the three-day weekend and do not include previews, including which the total goes above Rs 520 crore, according to Box Office India. (Read more)

With this, SS Rajamouli’s epic extravaganza is more than half way through to becoming the first Indian motion picture to gross Rs 1,000 crore at the box office. The first part had opened to blockbuster collections in the range of Rs 50 crore on Day 1 and gone on to collect a massive Rs 650 crore (gross) at the worldwide box-office.

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In fact, Trade analyst Ramesh Bala went a step further and said the film had already grossed Rs 710 crore.

The film, starring Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, Anushka Shetty and Tamannaah, continues to shatter box office records. It netted Rs 320-325 crore over the first three days of its release. Having collected more than Rs 125 crore over the first weekend in its Hindi format, it even broke Aamir Khan-starrer Dangal’s record, which had collected around Rs 107 crore.

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Filmmaker Karan Johar called the film “Indian Cinema’s crowning glory” as he tweeted late on Tuesday that it had grossed Rs 383 crore in all the four languages it was released in.

Johar has a reason to rejoice. After all, his Dharma Productions marketed and distributed the Hindi-dub version of the movie. Johar also called the movie a “cinema revolution” due to its earnings on Monday.

However, perhaps the richest praise garnered by the movie, given its South Indian cast and crew, has been superstar Rajinikanth’s tweet, where he called Baahubali 2 “Indian cinema’s pride”.

Ticket sales data from last week had already pointed towards an unprecedented run for the film at the box office.

Online entertainment ticketing platform BookMyShow said it had so far sold over 3.3 million tickets for Baahubali 2, which was released across the country on Friday, or 12 tickets every second a day before the release of S S Rajamouli’s magnum opus. (Read more)

With this, Baahubali 2, which released was in over 6,000 screens, has created an all-time record high on BookMyShow for advance ticket sales surpassing Baahubali 1 by over 350 per cent.

‘Baahubali: The Conclusion’ could be the game changer in Indian cinema

Movie is likely to hit 7,000 screens in India, but must do well in all versions to be a game changer

As the countdown to April 28 begins, the audience is gearing up for the release of ‘ Baahubali 2 : The Conclusion‘ in its quest to find out ‘Why Kattappa Killed Baahubali’, a question that surprised the audience — and also became a major marketing hook line later -— at the end of the first part, ‘Baahubali: The Beginning‘.

Baahubali: The Beginning‘, released on July 10, 2015, was a highly successful film at the box office. The first movie in the series was released in over 4,000 screens, grossing over Rs 600 crore worldwide. The film was a success in all the languages of its release — Telugu, Tamil, Hindi and Malayalam -— which is a rare feat. The movie was shot in Telugu and Tamil, and dubbed in Hindi and Malayalam. The second part is also being released in all these languages.

Both parts of the heavily VFX-driven fictional war film have been made at a combined production cost of about Rs 450 crore, the highest ever in India.

After the huge success of the first part, advance bookings of the concluding sequel have been very strong, and analysts expect it to create new box office records like never before.

Asked whether the film could be a game changer looking at its unprecedented hype, film trade analyst Sreedhar Pillai said, “It has the potential to be a game changer, but content is the ultimate thing. However, the way it’s being promoted and looking at the advance bookings and expectations, it is definitely a game changer.”(more)