SS Rajamouli's Bahubali 2 (Baahubali: The Conclusion) has registered a decent opening in Tamil Nadu. The business of the movie, which was expected to make an earth-shattering collection on its first day, was hit after the morning shows were cancelled in the state.
Baahubali (Bahubali) 1st day Tamil Nadu box office collection: The financial issue between the Baahubali 2 makers and local distributor Raja Rajan resulted in cancellation of the shows. As per the reports, the distributor was supposed to make his final settlement to the producer before the film hit the screens. As Raja failed to clear his dues, the producer did not provide the mandatory KDM licences to him.
As a result, the first day collection of Baahubali 2 has taken a huge toll. It also means that the movie failed to shatter the opening-day records of any film. More importantly, the industry was expecting to see whether the SS Rajamouli's film would beat the first day collection of Rajinikanth's Kabali, which minted Rs 21 crore on the opening day in Tamil Nadu.
As per the early reports, Baahubali 2 has minted Rs 11 crore from the Tamil Nadu box office, which is also lesser than Vijay's recent biggie Bairavaa, which earned Rs 12 crore on the first day. It may be recalled that the first instalment of the film had collected Rs 5 crore on the opening day.
In Chennai, the movie has minted around Rs 92 lakh (Tamil version: Rs 76 lakh, Telugu: 14 lakh, Hindi: 1.40 lakh). With good word-of-mouth coming around from the Telugu and Hindi versions, the collections of Baahubali 2 are expected to be solid in the next three days.
The multilingual movie is a sequel to Baahubali: The Beginning. Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, Anushka Shetty and Tamanna Bhatia-starrer film is produced by Shobu Yarlagadda.
However, Baahubali 2 has got a flying start at the worldwide box office. The first day collection of the film is said to be over Rs 125 crore.
[1 lakh = 100,000 | 1 crore = 10 million | 100 crore = 1 billion]