Bahubali 2, one of the most awaited films of the year, is breaking records even has raked more than Rs 500 crores at the box office. The release dates of the film are months away and the magnum opus is already setting records at the box office. News has it that the said collection of Rs 500 crore is mainly derived from the sales of its theatrical rights. Bahubali 2, much like the prequel, will release in three languages i.e. Telugu, Tamil and Hindi.
Babubali’s pre-release breakup and it reveals that Bahubali’s Hindi version has brought in more than Rs 120 crore. Bahubali 2 has fetched over Rs 130 crore in Telugu states with its theatrical rights’ sale alone. Whereas in Tamil Nadu the amount is around Rs 47 crore and is counted as the highest price paid for a non-Rajinikanth starrer. This 2017 film has collected Rs 10 crore and Rs 45 crore in Kerala and Karnataka.
The overseas turnover of the film is commendable too. From North America alone, Bahubali has earned Rs 45 crore from the sale of distribution rights and the USA numbers are yet to be received. The prequel, Baahubali: The Beginning (also known as Bahubali) went on to become the first south Indian film dubbed in Hindi to rake Rs 100 crore at the Bollywood box office. The 2015 film’s satellite rights of all three versions had brought in Rs 45 crore. Due to this the cost for the second instalment’s satellite rights has skyrocketed already.
This massive pre-release business makes is clear the kind of interest and popularity Bahubali enjoys from around the world. We also hear that Bahubali 2’s visual effects will be much superior than the prequel, which has set a benchmark for period films in India. Currently, the Prabhas and Rana Dagubatti film was in post-production stage and more than 33 studios from all over the world have been working on its special effects.