"Baahubali the Beginning" (Bahubali) continued its success run at ticket counters across the globe on its fourth Monday and Tuesday. It is all set to break the lifetime collection record of "Dhoom 3".
The Prabhas-Rana Daggubati starrer clashed with "Drishyam", "Bajrangi Bhaijaan" and a few more new releases in its fourth week, yet registered good occupancy at theatres.
In its fourth weekend, "Baahubali the Beginning" grossed approximately Rs 38 crore at the worldwide box office, taking its 24-day global collection to Rs 502 crore gross.
"Baahubali the Beginning" got very good response on the weekdays too. Its Telugu version registered about 70% occupancy on an average, while its Tamil and Hindi versions witnessed around 55% footfalls on the fourth Monday and Tuesday.
All the three versions of SS Rajamouli's "Baahubali the Beginning" have collected about Rs 13 crore gross at the worldwide box office on its fourth Monday and Tuesday. With this, the SS Rajamouli-directorial has grossed Rs 515 crore globally in 26 days.
In three weeks, "Baahubali the Beginning" has smashed the lifetime collection record of "Chennai Express", "3 Idiots", "Happy New Year", "Kick", "Krrish 3" and "Enthiran".
It has become the fourth all-time highest grossing Indian movie after "PK", "Dhoom 3" and "Bajrangi Bhaijaan".
"Baahubali the Beginning" may not be able to beat the record of Salman Khan's "Bajrangi Bhaijaan", which is doing exceptionally well at the box office and likely to become the second highest grosser. But it surely has a chance to beat the record of "Dhoom 3", which reportedly grossed Rs 542 crore in its lifetime.
The movie needs to collect Rs 27 crore to beat the record of "Dhoom 3". "Srimanthudu", which is releasing in Telugu and Tamil on 7 August, could give a run for its money.
It needs to be seen whether the Mahesh Babu starrer pips SS Rajamouli's film at the box office in its fifth week.