The recent talk of the globe, Baahubali is on a record-smashing spree in its opening week, both at domestic and overseas box offices. Baahubali was released worldwide on 10 July 2015. Initially the movie was made in Telugu and Tamil and dubbed into Hindi, Malayalam and French languages.
Baahubali has entered the Rs 200 crore club, collecting Rs 215 crore worldwide in five days. Baahubali: The Beginning is the most expensive production in the history of Indian cinema to date. As per sources, Baahubali being made on a lavish budget of Rs 250 crores, features an ensemble cast of Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, Anushka Shetty and Tamannaah Bhatia in the lead roles. The film has made a massive overseas opening collection after rocking domestic box office and breaking several records.
S. S. Rajamouli ‘s epic film, Baahubali was shot using Arri Alexa XT camera along with lot of complex computer-generated imagery (CGI) and VFX shots in 90 per cent of the movie. Earlier, the movie was offered to Hrithik Roshan and John Abraham, but due to date issues they were not able to do the film.
As per sources, S. S. Rajamouli shot for the waterfall sequence of Baahubali for 109 days. The total time that he took to shoot this particular sequence was almost equal to 1/3rd of the total shooting time of the film. There is one thing common between the recent release ‘Jurassic World’ and ‘Baahubali’ – both movies share the same special effects team. It is the only film that has been featured on BBC documentary on 100 years of Indian cinema even before its release.
Releasing in around 3500-4000 screens across the world, the film has done phenomenal business in the International circuits during its first weekend. As per film critics, the movie has collected 4.5 million i.e. 28.6 crores in its opening weekend at the North America box office. Whereas, in USA, the film’s Telugu version collected 26.66 crores and its Tamil version collected 1.41 crores. While in Canada, its Telugu version made a business of 51.65 lakhs, while its Tamil version collected 13.85 lakhs. In UK and Ireland, Baahubali’s Telugu version managed to earn 31.55 lakhs.
From India’s prospect, it has been a tremendous achievement as S. S. Rajamouli directed Baahubali trends in US Top 10 Movies Chart and has registered its name in the Guinness Book of World Records for having the world’s largest poster (51,000 square feet).