With Salman Khan’s next film “Tubelight” 22 days to go to replace the screens worldwide, “Baahubali 2″ is still raking in moolah for the makers of the magnum opus which is keen to test new markets, especially China besides releasing the English abridged version of both parts of the film into one.
Taking into account only the realistic figures of nett earnings of the film, trade tracker Ramesh Bala said the film has created a new club of Rs.500-crore for Bollywood to eye similar megahits in the future to make any difference in film making. He tweeted:” Baahubali: The Conclusion becomes the first Hindi movie to create a new club – The Rs.500 Cr All-India Nett Club! 33 Days India Nett: Rs. 500.25 Cr.”
#Baahubali2TheConclusion becomes da 1st Hindi movie to create a new club – The ₹ 500 Cr All-India Nett Club! 33 Days India Nett: ₹ 500.25 Cr
— Ramesh Bala (@rameshlaus) May 31, 2017
The two other Hindi films doing fine currently include Sachin Tendulkar’s “Sachin: A Billion Dreams” which has made a decent Rs.35.75 crore in the first five days, according to trade analyst Taran Adarsh. “Hindi Medium”, the other Hindi film into its second week has finished Rs.41 crore so far.
Aamir Khan whose films have created such new clubs in Bollywood box office collections has his film ‘Dangal’ lined up to join any time, if the combined nett earnings worldwide are taken into account.
Released on April 28, Baahubali 2 ran the full course for 33 days and refuses to be cowed down by new releases and Salman Khan’s film “Tubelight” set for June 23 Eid release may provide some flicker of hope for those who want to see a new worthwhile movie now.