Post by AbhiSRKfan on Jul 11, 2015 11:52:45 GMT -8
BaahuBali Competes with HNY Day1 Gross
Baahubali Box Office Collections in India: Hindi, Telugu, Tamil
SS Rajamouli’s Telugu film Baahubali has recorded the highest single day and opening day collections in the history of Indian Cinema. The film has collected close to Rs 50 crore, out of which the Hindi version (presented by Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions) has contributed Rs 5.1 crore and the collections from the Telugu version alone was around the 31-32 crore mark.
Baahubali has also opened to extraordinary collections in Tamilnadu, Karnataka and Kerala. In Karnataka, all three versions (Hindi, Telugu and Tamil) were released in cities like Bangalore and all three were running to decent occupancies throughout the day.
What makes the Day 1 collections of Bahubali truly staggering is the fact that the film released on a non-holiday. Previously, the biggest single day grosser was Shah Rukh Khan’s Happy New Year and that film released a day after the Diwali holiday, arguably the best day for film business in India.
Even though the film is performing well in states that are not affected by Ramadan, the impact is still there and this is what makes the Day 1 collections of Baahubali mind-boggling.
The Mumbai circuit collections of the Hindi version is around the 2.5 crore mark, which is by far the highest for a dubbed film.
‘Baahubali’ has also opened well in the overseas markets and the global box office collections of the film could have crossed the 60 crore mark.
Note: The entertainment tax for Telugu films in Andhra Pradesh is 15%, whereas Hindi films pay more than 3 times the entertainment tax in a major state like Maharastra. So the ‘gross’ collections (including entertainment tax) of Happy New Year is still the highest, but when it comes to net collections (after deducting entertainment tax) and distributors share (after deducting exhibitors / theatre share), Baahubali is the highest single day grosser in the history of Indian Cinema.
Rajamouli now is easily one of the leading directors in Indian cinema, presenting commercial cinema that equally appeals to the classes. Right up there with Raju Hirani (whose recent works I have not enjoyed at all) who is in a different league altogether
That trailer is breathtaking. I really want to watch this film, I have received very positive reviews from friends. One of them went to watch the tamil version in Chicago at 11pm a couple of days back and said it was packed!!
It went on to make more than $22 million across India in its first weekend, according to Komal Nahta, the editor of Indian magazine Film Information, smashing the previous record of $17 million set by Happy New Year.
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“It would have crossed 200 crore rupees [Rs2 billion] in its first week,” Nahta said. “No film in the history of Indian cinema has made this kind of money in the opening week.”
So far, "Baahubali" has raked in a distributor share of Rs.170 crore in 12 days at the Indian box office from three versions (Telugu, Tamil and Hindi). It is on the verge of beating Aamir Khan's Bollywood movie "PK" record of Rs. 175 crore. This record is likely to be broken on Wednesday, 22 July
it is the fourth biggest opening week in India which is huge for a regional film. The film has grossed a further 45 crore nett in its second weekend taking its ten day total to 224 crore nett in ten days.
This is awesome , never heard a dubbed movie heading 100Cr in bolloywood mainstream, not even Titanic in Hindi had this success
Baahubali Hindi had an extraordinary hold in its third week as the drop from the previous week was hardly 20%. The film has grossed 90 crore nett in three weeks and will cross the 100 crore nett mark. The business in Mumbai circuit will cross 40 crore nett for the Hindi version which is more than all the outright Hindi films released this year apart from bajrangi Bhaijaan. The weekly business of Baahubali in Hindi till date is as follows.
Just saw Baahubali, it was just amazing. Have never seen an Indian film like it. I could use all the superlatives Taran Adarsh and Komal Nahta have used for the dumb Box Office collections of PK+ Dabangg and D3 and other crap and it still wouldn’t be sufficient. And sure Hollywood and the Chinese have made epics/war movies like this before, but Baahubali has a weapon that no other film industry does- Indian mythology- which is just mind blowing and has so much untapped potential. Baahubali uses this and hence there is a source of familiarity for the audience and then adds the incredible VFX/action/scenery. I thought everyone’s acting was on point, even Tamannah’s. Anushka’s character actually did frighten me the first time they showed her face. Each scene of the film looked like a million bucks. Truly amazed and a huge fan of the director Rajamouli now. Can't wait for Part 2, but honestly this film was so good that I wouldn't have mind watching a 5 hour movie instead of waiting a year for the second part!
Q. What are the final numbers of Baahubali and is it the biggest grosser ever in India and Worldwide? Ans. In terms of nett gross it is the biggest grosser ever at 361 crore nett (all versions). But as regional film the entertainment tax is less in its main regions as compared a Hindi film which releases in mainly higher entertainment tax zones. The gross box office is 441 crore which is a little less than PK making it second biggest ever in India. Worldwide gross is 517 crore which is fourth best ever after PK, Bajrangi Bhaijaan and Dhoom 3. A. Narayan
Amazing. I really hope we get to a point one day where regional films do not have to be remade in hindi or heck, even half-assedly dubbed while losing all its original flavor. When you can sit through a 2.5 Chinese film and watch it with subtitles, you can definitely do the same with regional cinema. It gives more exposure to the people that made the original and they can make a foray into hindi cinema and we can all stop complaining, even if it may be temporary, about the terrible writing and the lack of good scripts in Bollywood.
Watched this on dvd last night. I really wish I had seen it at the cinema as it must have been breathtaking. The version was dubbed into Hindi and subtitled in English - not a perfect way to capture the essence of a film, but the only way I could access it.
Thoroughly enjoyed it! Beautiful, fun, draws you into the characters and the history. I could have done without the item girls and found the 'girl-warrior turns into girl-friend' song pretty off-putting, but they are minor sequences.
Certainly india has a superb mythology to tap into for stories. Which just reminds me to lament why, in a country with so many people and such a strong story-telling tradition, is it almost impossible to write a good film script? ( but that's a discussion for another thread.)
I completely agree with you, it was a visual treat and amazing experience to watch it on the big screen.
Regarding mythologies in India, I would love to see a trilogy on the "Mahabharat" made on the same scale as "Bahubali".
It will require a lot of effort and might again needs to be released in parts. There have been multiple attempts being done to make Mahabharat on small screen the first one being the best and the only successful. I would always prefer a fiction like "magadheera" OR "Bahubali" over Mahabharat as the curosity to know what happens next makes it an all together a different experience when you already know the whole story only thing which remains to be seen on screen is the screenplay.
IMO Bahubali owes its success to story as well and now with unprecedented curosity to know why Katappa Killed Bahubali makes the next part a success already.
There have been multiple attempts being done to make Mahabharat on small screen the first one being the best and the only successful. I would always prefer a fiction like "magadheera" OR "Bahubali" over Mahabharat as the curosity to know what happens next makes it an all together a different experience when you already know the whole story only thing which remains to be seen on screen is the screenplay.
Agree and disagree You have said it yourself - the screenplay matters. Last year's Mahabharata on TV was extremely well made (by TV standards and otherwise), and managed to capture audience attention. This year's Ramayana has also been given an entirely different dimension and looks cool, though I haven't watched it - never being so interested in the original story in this case. Presentation will determine how engaged the audience can be. With a trilogy, the producers get an assured audience - if not for parts 1 and 2, at least for part 3