'Baahubali 2' Makes A Whopping Rs. 500 Crores Collection Even Before Release

The anticipation and expectations around Baahubali: The Conclusion are as expected sky-high and scaling upwards. With the film slated for an April 28 release, the pre-release business it has managed to get is nothing short of a record.

Sources state that the film has made a mind-blowing Rs. 500 crores only from its pre-release business worldwide. According to sources, the theatrical rights of the film’s Hindi version has fetched a whopping Rs 120 crore. Baahubali: The Beginning, that was released in 2015, became the first south Indian movie dubbed in Hindi to collect Rs 100 crore at the Bollywood box office.

The film, meanwhile, has made more than Rs 130 crore from the sales of its theatrical rights in Telugu states. Its Tamil Nadu rights have fetched Rs 47 crore, which is the highest price paid for a non-Rajinikanth film. In Kerala, the sale of film’s distribution rights has made Rs 10 crore, in Karnataka Rs 45 crore. The distribution rights of North America has also earned Rs 45 crore while the USA numbers are still unknown.

This is in addition to, as we reported earlier, the record-breaking deal the filmmakers have made with Sony TV Network for the satellite rights of its Hindi version. Sony TV Network has bought the Hindi satellite rights reportedly for a whopping price of Rs 51 crore. It is the highest revenue generated by a dubbed film so far, besides the highest ever the network has paid for a regional film for television screening. According to reports, this is the highest price for original Hindi films.

The satellite rights of all versions of Baahubali: The Beginning had fetched Rs 45 crore. The satellite rights of Telugu version have been sold for Rs 26 crore, while the business details of its Tamil and Malayalam versions are still unknown.

The pre-release business of the film is likely to be more than Rs 500 crore, including sales of its US theatre rights, satellite rights of its Tamil and Malayalam versions and its audio rights.