Baahubali 2: The Conclusion (Bahubali 2) has set several records even before its release, and the latest addition to the list is that its collection has crossed $3 million in pre-sales at the North America box office.
Great India Films, which is distributing Baahubali 2 in North America, has confirmed the news about its pre-sales collection in a statement released to the media. "In a first for a South Indian film, all hard drives and KDM's have arrived at the cinemas 24 hours prior to the first show," says the statement.
"As a result, there will be no issues with show cancellations or delays in even the smallest of markets. We would like to thank the producers Arka Media of the film as well as Real Image/Que Cinema, Digital Cinema United, and IMAX for facilitating such a large and challenging release in a smooth fashion," the distributors added.
Baahubali the Beginning had collected over $3 million at the US box office when it opened. Now, its sequel Baahubali 2 has shattered this record in its pre-sales business. "We are proud to announce that advance ticket sales have already eclipsed the highest-grossing Indian film (of any language) on opening day. We have passed $3 million in pre-sales and are adding almost $100,000 to this total every hour," the statement said.
"Make sure, if you haven't already, to book your tickets in advance to avoid the disappointment of going back from a sold-out show. With many theatres having reserved and luxury seating, as well as large-screen and IMAX formats, we have something available for everybody. The film is also releasing in a record-breaking 425 theatres with over 1100 screens in North America alone."
Baahubali 2: The Conclusion is an epic historical fiction film, which has been directed by SS Rajamouli and produced by Shobu Yarlagadda and Prasad Devineni. The movie, starring Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, Anushka Shetty and Tamannaah Bhatia, has fetched Rs 44 crore from the sale of its theatrical rights in North America.