8 May – In less than two weeks since its release, "Baahubali 2: The Conclusion" has broken records and become the highest-grossing Indian film in history.
According to Variety, the sequel to the 2015 epic "Baahubali: The Beginning" has grossed USD131 million worldwide, which is equal to over INR8 billion.
This far surpasses the amount held by the previous record breaker, 2014 Indian comedy "P.K.", which grossed USD123 million at the box office – the same as over INR7.89 million.
Another record the sequel has broken is the highest-grossing Indian film in North America. Previously, "Dangal", a biopic, held the record at USD12.3 million.
Now, according to the distributor, Great India Films, "Baahubali 2" has beaten it by gaining USD13.1 million in North America, which equals to INR841 million.
"Dangal" also previously broke the record for the highest local gross at USD87 million which, of course, was broken by "Baahubali 2" with its collection of USD106 million.
Directed by S. S. Rajamouli, "Baahubali 2" stars Prabhas, who has to play two characters, as well as Rana Daggubati and Anushka Shetty.
It's about the son of Baahubali going on a journey to learn the truth of his past and reclaim what was rightfully his.
"Baahubali 2" was made simultaneously in Telugu and Tamil languages and is available in Hindi, as well. It is currently still showing in cinemas.