From Hollywood Reporter
Box Office: ‘Baahubali 2’ Becomes Highest-Grossing Indian Film of All Time
The sequel to the 2015 epic has collected $131 million worldwide, beating previous record-holder 2014’s ‘PK’.
Following its record opening weekend when it released worldwide on April 28, Baahubali 2: The Conclusion has become the highest-grossing Indian film of all time.
Because India does not officially report box office numbers, local reports have tracked the latest figures. The film reportedly has crossed $131 million (over 8 billion rupees) worldwide, easily beating the estimated $123 million global haul collected by previous record-holder, 2014’s PKwhich starred top actor Aamir Khan.
With the film collecting $13.1 million in the U.S., Baahubali 2 also beat previous record-holder Dangal‘s $12.4 million total haul in the territory. The real-life wrestling drama also starred Aamir Khan. In India, the film has collected over $106 million, becoming the highest-grossing film in the country, beating previous record-holder Dangal which collected $83 million.
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‘Baahubali 2’ Becomes All-Time No. 1 Indian Film At Worldwide Box Office
That did not take long at all. S.S. Rajamouli’s box office shattering Baahubali 2: The Conclusion has become the highest-grossing Indian film in history, worldwide. Crossing the 800 crore ($120.3M) mark on Thursday — a first for an Indian pic — the movie has varying total estimates, according to local box office trackers. However, they agree it is well past 800 which leaves Aamir Khan’s previous record-holder, PK, in the dust at 792 crores.
Estimates currently range from 860 crores ($129.3M) to 887 crore ($133.3M). That sets it up nicely to cross an unprecedented milestone of 1,000 crores ($150.3M) in the coming days.