Bahubali (Hindi) Beats Robot’s Lifetime Collections On 1st Weekend

On its opening day, Bahubali did a little better than what was expected from it in the Hindi version. Though even a first day of 3-4 crore wouldn’t have been really bad for the S.S. Rajamouli film (regardless of the release size, it was still a dubbed version, and hence had to wait for the word of mouth to kick in), it actually went ahead and netted 5 crore, which was a positive news indeed.
Not just was it the biggest ever for a dubbed South film in pan-India market, it was also one of the better opening for any movie released in the year so far.
Prabhas in a still from movie 'Baahubali - The Beginning'
Prabhas in a still from movie ‘Baahubali – The Beginning’
Since the reviews were out and out positive, there was escalation in audience footfalls over the weekend. As a result, the film’s opening weekend is ₹22cr . Now that is huge indeed as just in a matter of three days, the Prabhas-Rana-Tamannaah-Anushka starrer has managed to surpass the lifetime collections of last dubbed film that had made any notable impression, Robot. It has to be noted that Robot, despite a massive entertainer that it was, had collected just 11 crore in its first week and had ended its lifetime run around ₹19 mark.
To actually surpass the collections of aRajinikanth-Aishwarya Rai Bachchan starrer is no mean feat, and Bahubali has managed to do that in record time. For that, good credit must go to Karan Johar who relentlessly marked and promoted it.

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