SS Rajamouli's film "Baahubali - the Beginning" (Bahubali) has pushed past the box office records created by Bollywood films in India and now the fantasy epic is all set to beat "Dhoom 3".
According to Forbes, "Baahubali" has accumulated approximately US$59 million (Rs 375 crore rupees) and is close enough to beat Aamir Khan's "Dhoom 3".
"Baahubali" will soon dethrone "Dhoom 3" to become the second highest grosser in the history of Indian cinema, according to the leading daily.
However, according to Indian trade websites "Dhoom 3" has collected more than Rs 475 crore worldwide in its lifetime run.
The domestic box office collection of "Dhoom 3" is over Rs 280 crore, while the overseas box office collection stands at Rs 191.04 crore.
Meanwhile, in 12 days "Baahubali" has taken its worldwide gross total to Rs 365 crore mark and is inching towards Rs 400 crore mark. The film should reach Rs 400 crore mark at the worldwide box office by its third weekend.
Baahubali Hindi Version
The Hindi version of "Baahubali" has set a new benchmark for dubbed films after earning Rs 70 crore in 13 days. "Baahubali" is the highest grosser dubbed film in India.
"#Baahubali [dubbed Hindi version] continues to ROAR. Crosses ₹ 70 cr mark on Day 13. Sets new benchmarks for dubbed films. Data follows," trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted.
"#Baahubali [dubbed Hindi version; Wk 2] Fri 3.25 cr, Sat 4.70 cr, Sun 5.40 cr, Mon 3.82 cr, Tue 3.20 cr, Wed 3.05 cr. Total: ₹ 70.19 cr. FAB," he added.