It would be an understatement if we say that Baahubali 2 created absolute mayhem at box office on its opening day. The SS Rajamouli directorial has performed beyond expectations in all the territories but the film’s performance in Karnataka has evoked ripples in the local Kannada film industry.
With its all four versions, Baahubali 2 has reportedly minted close to Rs 20 crore on its opening day. The figure would look monumental when we tell you that the Prabhas starrer overtook the top Kannada opening film by three times collections. Puneeth Rajkumar’s ‘Raajakumara’ was the earlier biggest opener here with about Rs 7 crore gross. Hence the rousing welcome for Baahubali 2 obviously scared the Kannada industry stars.
Released in around 400 screens in Karnataka, the movie received never-before-seen response from audiences resulting in earth shattering collections. Major revenue reportedly came from the Telugu-dominant regions of the state. Besides releasing the movie in multiple languages, the exorbitant ticket rates also helped the movie inscribe this historical record in the state.