The Chinese market has shown an upward trend for Bollywood movies at the box office. Take Aamir Khan’s Dangal for example. With a release in over 10,000 screens in China, the film is very close to beating Baahubali 2’s worldwide box office scores. But looks like now even SS Rajamouli is game for this challenge. It has been revealed by Variety that Baahubali 2 will be releasing in China, this July. On the same, Francois da Silva who presides over international sales for Arka Mediaworks (Baahubali producers) told Variety, “With Baahubali 2: The Conclusion we are now at $220 million worldwide, without China. Our target now is for China to give us the biggest lifetime score of all time for an Indian movie.”
The box office numbers have been very favourable towards Aamir Khan, especially in China. While today’s figures haven’t come in yet but it’s pretty easy to speculate that Dangal will cross Baahubali 2’s worldwide box office collection. So far the numbers state that Dangal has minted Rs 1,501 crore while Baahubali 2 has earned Rs 1,565 crore in the worldwide market.
We have got to admit, Aamir Khan’s film has minted like anything, thanks to the China market. As Dangal paced up, it soon overthrew a mega Marvel movie, Guardians of the galaxy Vol 2’s stance in the market, with China giving it the much needed love. Aamir’s earlier film PK also set the cash registers ringing in China. And it has done the same this time too, by giving Khan’s successful biopic a nudge towards the top. On the other hand, is it possible for Baahubali 2’s staggering records to find a new high with China’s help? We wonder. Considering how the previous part did not impress the China audience, would the sequel benefit from the extensive word of mouth? Not just in India or UAE countries but Rajamouli’s film managed to stay in the top three at the US box office too. However, can the same success rate be predicted for Prabhas’ flick in China?
We’ll have to wait and watch that out. But for now, the news of the film releasing in China, in two months, means the Baahubali fever is not gonna die down anytime soon!