Salman Khan's "Bajrangi Bhaijaan" and Prabhas starrer "Baahubali – The Beginning" (Bahubali) have become box office hits, but the makers have another reason to celebrate.
Both the films – Bajrangi Bhaijaan and Baahubali -- have achieved another milestone at the collection centers in India.
SS Rajamouli's "Baahubali", released on 10 July worldwide, opened to thunderous response at the box office and took it by storm. The Telugu film, which was released in five dubbed versions, went on to earn more than Rs 600 crore gross income worldwide.
The worldwide box office collection of "Baahubali" is the third highest total in the history of Indian cinema.
A week after "Baahubali", "Bajrangi Bhaijaan" was released and despite facing a tough competition from the former, Salman's film remained unfazed.
Salman's "Bajrangi Bhaijaan" broke several box office records and went on to become the second film to cross Rs 300 crore mark at just domestic box office with its net income and more than Rs 192 crore from overseas box office.
But apart from their marvelous box office run, both the films managed to survive in theatres for more than 50 days. "Baahubali" and "Bajrangi Bhaijaan" completed 50-day theatrical run in India and continue to draw audiences.
In today's times, when movies vanish from the silver screens in just two or three weeks run, "Baahubali" and "Bajrangi Bhaijaan" have managed to hold screen space even after two months, thus setting new milestones.