July is a good month for Indian cinema after months of dull business with SS Rajamouli's directorial, "Baahubali – The Beginning" (Bahubali) rocking both at domestic and overseas box offices and Salman Khan's starrer, "Bajrangi Bhaijaan" turning a money spinner a week later.
Featuring Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, and Tamannaah in the lead roles, "Baahubali" earned big at the box office, raking in over ₹300 crore in its second weekend (10 days collections). It became most successful Telugu film of all time and fastest Indian film to reach ₹300-crore mark.
According to Bollywood Hungama, first week collections of "Baahubali" stand at about ₹38.04 crore. Break up of its collections from various countries is: USA - $4937193 (approximately ₹31.64 crore) from Telugu version, and $302679 (approximately ₹1.94 crore) from Tamil version; Canada - $90,989 (approximately ₹58.31 lakhs) from Telugu version, and $43168 (approximately ₹27.66 lakhs) from Tamil version; United Kingdom and Ireland - £55192 (approximately ₹54.84 lakhs); Australia - A$139466 (approximately ₹65.01 lakhs); and Malaysia - MYR 244034 (approximately ₹40.95 lakhs).
However, Bollywood movie, "Bajrangi Bhaijaan" starring Salman Khan and Kareena Kapoor has beaten "Baahubali" at overseas box office by earning over ₹80 crore from its first week, compared to ₹31.64 crore earned by Prabhas' movie.
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted Friday that "Bajrangi Bhaijaan" collected ₹83.29 crore from overseas in just one week.
#BajrangiBhaijaan Overseas Week 1: $ 13 million [₹ 83.29 cr]. FANTABULOUS!
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) July 24, 2015
Directed by Kabir Khan, "Bajrangi Bhaijaan" was released in over 5,000 theatres across 50 countries, out of which over 800 screens were from overseas.