SS Rajamouli's blockbuster period film "Baahubali - the Beginning" (Bahubali) has maintained rock-steady collection at the worldwide box office on its third Monday, taking its 18-day gross total to ₹435 crore.
As predicted by trade analysts, the business of "Baahubali - the Beginning" dropped at the ticket counters on its third Monday, but its collection is almost equal to its third Friday. The movie was seen running with 100% occupancy in many cinema halls around the world.
As per early estimates, "Baahubali - the Beginning" has grossed ₹4 crore in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, ₹1.50 crore from its screening in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala and ₹50 lakh overseas. Its Hindi version has raked in ₹40 crore gross at the Indian box office on its third Monday.
On its third Monday, "Baahubali - the Beginning" is estimated to have collected ₹10 crore gross at the worldwide box office, taking its 18-day global gross total to ₹435 crore.
"Baahubali - the Beginning", which was released in Telugu, Tamil, Hindi and Malayalam, has already broke the life-time gross collection record of Shah Rukh Khan's "Chennai Express" (₹423 crore) and landed the third place in the list of all-time highest grosser Indian films worldwide. This is the biggest business for a South Indian movie.
Now, "Baahubali - the Beginning" is now fast heading to smash the life-time collection record of Aamir Khan's "Dhoom 3", which is the second all-time highest grosser Indian movie with its life-time collection of ₹525 crore in global market. Since there are no big releases next week, the film is likely to continue its rocking run and beat the record of "Dhoom 3" in its fourth week.