Baahubali-2 created history in US – List of first weekend records


South India epic fantasy drama Baahubali : The Conclusion, which opened amidst heavy expectations last Friday, is on a record breaking spree at the box office in India and US. The sequel to the 2015 smash hit Baahubali 1 is punching out terrific revenues in all territories of its release. After making an epic start with earth shattering day one collections, the SS Rajamouli visual extravaganza dominated the box office over the first weekend. The film tore apart many records in US and here is the list of significant ones.

1) Baahubali 2 became the first Indian film to zoom past the $ 10 Million mark in overseas in just three days. This is a record of sorts and is likely to be unbreakable in the near future by any other Indian film.

2) Baahubali 2 surpassed the lifetime collections of the first part in the franchise in less than three days. The first part collected $ 8.45 million in its full run. Baahubali 2 notched up $ 4.5 Million on Friday ( including premiers) and went on to collect $3.4 Million on Saturday and $ 2.1 M on Sunday ( counting).⁠⁠⁠⁠

3) The film is set to eclipse the total collections of Dangal ( $ 12.5M) and emerge as the top grossing Indian film ever by the end of second weekend​. Trade circles are expecting that Baahubali 2 will collect over $ 15 Million in its full run.

4) It is well known that Baahubali 2 is only the third Indian film in history to release in IMAX in US. The IMAX version of the film punched out $ 1.8 M by the end of first weekend and set a new record for being the highest grossing foreign film with IMAX format. The film has collected an average of $ 45 K per screen with its IMAX version. This is a huge record by any yardstick for any foreign film.

The film is expected to continue the dream run in the coming weekend too and more records are likely to be rewritten.

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