The much awaited Baahubali The Conclusion will hit the screens worldwide on 28 April. The film is carrying unprecedented buzz and hype and is expected to shatter all possible box office records.
Baahubali 2 is a South Indian film but the craze is unbelievable in the North Indian markets too. In fact, the film is expected to to be the biggest opener of 2017 in the Hindi dubbed version. On the other hand, Telugu version will have the highest opening ever by a huge margin. Overall all opening records in India will be shattered and day 1 collection might go over 100 crore.
The advance booking of the film has begun on Tuesday in all over India barring few places. As expected the advance has opened to thunderous response as most of the shows were sold out within hours. It has already recorded the highest ticket sales with one day still before release.
In Delhi/NCR, the film has surpassed expectation. Many of the morning shows are already sold out while the rest are in fast filling mode. Mumbai has a good start too especially in single screens. Mumbai will pick up the pace tomorrow which generally happens. Pune is rocking big time for both Hindi and Telugu versions.
Kolkata is the only underperforming area so far which is kind of given. Meanwhile, Telugu version has got an extraordinary booking in Hyderabad as the film is sold out for the whole weekend. Chennai is also sold out for the Tamil version.
The CEO of BookMyShow has confirmed that Baahubali 2 has broken all advance booking records. Ashish Saksena said in a statement, “BookMyShow is experiencing an unprecedented advance booking for Baahubali 2. We have already sold over 1 million tickets across languages, even when the bookings have been live for just over a day.
Though Baahubali 2 is largely perceived to be loved by south Indian audience, the response from Hindi speaking markets has been highly encouraging as well. Once all the cinemas in south come out with their schedules for the film, we expect the online ticket sales for Baahubali 2 to surge at an increasingly fast pace.” BookMyShow has also already clocked its highest ever advance sales revenues for a movie, while the film’s release is still two days away.
The ticket rates for Baahubali 2 are also being increased to shockingly high levels. According to the reports, cinema halls are charging 400 per person in South India where the avg ticket price is 150. In Karnataka, the ticket rates are sold in as high as 900. PVR Director’s Cut are charging as high as 2400 per ticket.
Earlier Salman Khan's Sultan and Aamir Khan's Dangal hold the record for the highest advance booking. Baahubali 2 will have its worldwide release in as many as 9,000 screens. The film will also get the biggest launch for an Indian film in the US.
Stay tuned for more updates.