SS Rajamouli's blockbuster Baahubali 2 has got a flying start at the China box office. The multilingual movie, which saw the light of the day in over 7000 screens in our neighbouring country on Friday, May 4, has shattered the opening day records of Aamir Khan's Dangal and PK, while failing to surpass the collection of Secret Superstar, Hindi Medium and Salman Khan's Bajrani Bhaijaan.
On the first day at the China box office, the multilingual movie has minted $2.41 million, thereby beating Dangal ($2.05 million) and PK ($899,000), as per Bollywood Hungama. Indeed, it has got a better start than its first instalment of Baahubali series.
Among the Indian movies at the China box office, Aamir Khan's Secret Superstar is in the numero uno position by minting $6.88 million. It is followed by Hindi Medium ($ 3.39 million) and Bajrangi Bhaijaan ($2.8 million).
It has to be noted that Baahubali 2 has beaten the lifetime collection of its predecessor, which raked in Rs 7.30 crore, on the first day itself.
Baahubali 2 Vs Dangal in China
Baahubali 2 has got a big number of screens than Dangal. With such a opening the industry insiders are curiously looking forward to see whether the Prabhas-starrer surpasses the collection of the Aamir Khan's film, which minted Rs 1200 crore at the China box office.
Dangal currently holds the record of all-time highest grossing Indian movie by minting Rs 1,864 crore at the worldwide box office. The SS Rajamouli's magnum opus requires about Rs 130 crore to beat the record from the Aamir Khan-starrer.
Moreover, the multilingual project has the golden opportunity to become the first Indian movie to breach Rs 2,000 crore mark at the worldwide box office.
Apart from Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, Anushka Shetty, Tamannah and Sathyaraj are in the leads. It is a two-part series, bankrolled by Shobu Yarlagadda
The movie is about how Amarendra Baahubali (Prabhas) was conspired and killed by power-hungry sibling Bhalladeva (Rana Daggubati). The role played by Katappa (Sathyaraj) in his assassination and the revenge sought by the son of deceased to capture the reins of the Mahishmati kingdom will be narrated in the second part.