With decks cleared for the release of S S Rajamouli-directed Baahubali 2 in Karnataka, movie buffs are trying their best to grab tickets for the initial shows on Friday. At many theatres, including multiplexes and single screens, tickets are either fast selling or are already over.Such is the frenzy that some are even willing to sacrifice their sleep to catch the first show (4am) on the day of release, which some screens are offering.
Baahubali 2 surpass Baahubali’s first day collections but also mint over Rs 100 crore on its first day. And if it does that, it will be the first movie ever to do it. Pressure is mounting on the maker’s and we can feel it. While we gave you a detailed trade report of how advance booking plans of Baahubali are fast filling in Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bangalore, NCR, Chennai, amongst other cities and hence it is touted that it will easily surpass Rs 50 crore on the date one.
The makers have booked 9000 screens all over the world. According to the website, USA has about 1100 screens and the other 1400 screens are scattered in rest of the world. In totality, the movie is supposed to garner about Rs 22 crore. So if you calculate the gross amount comes up to Rs 102 crore. Well, this is an early box office prediction report.
Urvashi Theatre near Lalbagh, the epicentre of Tamil movies, is starting the first show at 4 am on Friday. Not surprisingly, the theatre, where tickets are priced Rs 100 and Rs 200, is now charging a whopping Rs 600 for the balcony or platinum seats and Rs 500 and Rs 400 for the lower classes,said Mr Manjunath, a resident of Chamrajpet. With 30 single-screen theatres, the number of shows on the first day for the Telugu version of the movie is over 130.