Baahubali: The Beginning is an Indian epic action film released in 2015, directed by S. S. Rajamouli. It stars Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, Anushka Shetty, and Tamannaah in lead roles. The film was highly anticipated and marketed as one of the most expensive Indian films ever made. The hype surrounding the film was enormous and it lived up to the expectations of the audience, both in India and abroad. The film went on to become a massive commercial success and earned a record-breaking worldwide box office collection.
Opening Weekend Collection
Baahubali: The Beginning was released on July 10, 2015, and earned a staggering INR 60 crore on its opening weekend in India. This is equivalent to $9 million in USD. The film was released in Telugu and Tamil languages and later dubbed into Hindi and Malayalam. The opening weekend collection of the film in the dubbed Hindi version was INR 22.35 crore ($3.3 million).
Baahubali: The Beginning was released in more than 60 countries, including the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia. The film received a wide release in the United States and Canada on July 10, 2015, and earned $1.3 million in its opening weekend. The film grossed $6.99 million in the United States and Canada, making it the highest-grossing Indian film in the United States at that time.
In Australia, the film grossed AUD 1.9 million ($1.4 million) in its opening weekend and went on to earn AUD 3.6 million ($2.7 million) in total. The film was released in the United Kingdom on July 10, 2015, and grossed £300,000 ($464,500) in its opening weekend. The film went on to earn £1.36 million ($2.1 million) in total.
The film was released in Japan on December 18, 2015, and grossed $1.3 million in its opening weekend. The film went on to earn $1.8 million in Japan, becoming the second-highest-grossing Indian film in Japan, behind only PK.
Baahubali: The Beginning was made with a budget of INR 180 crore ($26 million). The film went on to earn INR 650 crore ($97 million) worldwide, making it the highest-grossing Indian film at that time, breaking the record previously held by PK. The film was also the highest-grossing South Indian film at that time.
The film’s success can be attributed to its stunning visual effects, powerful performances, and captivating storyline. The film was praised for its grandeur and scale, with critics and audiences alike hailing it as a cinematic masterpiece. The film’s success led to the making of a sequel, Baahubali: The Conclusion, which was released in 2017 and went on to break the records set by its predecessor.
Baahubali: The Beginning’s worldwide box office collection is a testament to the growing popularity of Indian cinema across the world. The film’s success not only broke records but also paved the way for more Indian films to be released in international markets. The film’s success also showed that Indian cinema has the potential to compete with Hollywood on a global scale. Baahubali: The Beginning’s success is a shining example of what Indian cinema can achieve when filmmakers have the vision, resources, and talent to create something truly special.