After surpassing the ₹100 crore mark at the worldwide box office in just two days, SS Rajamouli's "Baahubali - the Beginning" (Bahubali) is inching towards the ₹200 crore mark.
The film, which was released in five languages, including French and Hindi, has earned approximately ₹169 crore (gross income) in its opening weekend at the worldwide box office.
The opening weekend box office collection of "Baahubali - the Beginning" is higher than any Bollywood film, including highest grosser "PK". And now "Baahubali - the Beginning" is racing towards ₹200 crore total.
"Baahubali - the Beginning" has already shattered the records of Bollywood films with its worldwide collection and now it is set to dethrone Aamir Khan's "PK" to become the fastest ₹200 crore grosser.
Aamir's "PK" took six days to earn ₹200 crore (net income) from worldwide box office, but looks like "Baahubali" will enter the double century club in just five days.
Rajamouli's directorial film requires approximately ₹31 crore to take its gross box office collection to ₹200 crore. And looking at its speed of money minting at the box office, the film might enter the ₹200 crore mark by its fourth or fifth day run.
Meanwhile, the Hindi version of "Baahubali - the Beginning" has raked in ₹22.35 crore in its opening weekend. The Hindi version had a slow start, but the business went up during the first weekend due to strong word of mouth.
"#Baahubali [dubbed Hindi version] had a SOLID Sunday. Day-wise stats clearly indicate that the film has found tremendous appreciation," box office analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted.
"Baahubali [dubbed Hindi version] has an INCREDIBLE weekend. Fri 5.15 cr, Sat 7.09 cr, Sun 10.11 cr. Total: ₹ 22.35 cr. India biz. FABULOUS!" he added.
The film, which was released on 10 July in five languages worldwide, features an ensemble cast starring Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, Anushka Shetty, Tamannaah, Ramya Krishnan, Sathyaraj, Nassar, Adivi Sesh, Tanikella Bharani and Sudeep.