There is a lot of talk around Baahubali 2 regarding collections and the biggest point that one often hear is how it is going to open the 1000 Cr club. What is the reality in that and is there a possibility? Here is low down on the collections.
First, let us look at the numbers nationally (India). Right now Dangal is India’s biggest Nett grosser. Aamir Khan who opened 100 Cr, 200 Cr, 250Cr, 300 Cr clubs in India created new 350 Cr plus benchmark with Dangal. Overall, Dangal has collected 375 Cr in Hindi and close to 390 Cr including Telugu and Tamil dubbed versions.
In India, Baahubali first part had Nett above 200 Cr from Telugu alone. Add Tamil and Malayalam to the mix, and one gets more than 300 Cr Nett in South India itself. It does not include the Hindi dubbed version which is over 100 Cr. Now, imagine the numbers for Baahubali 2 which is expected to get minimum 200 Cr Nett from Hindi. It would mean a domestic 500 Cr Nett club getting opened. Remember this is a minimum number.
In Overseas (not just US) PK is a highest grossing film with 47 Million collections. Dangal and Dhoom 3 are the next best with over 30 Million Gross. Baahubali had collected approximately 12 Million. Baahubali 2 is expected to collect 15 Million in the US alone which is double of the first part and emerge as top Indian film in US. Assuming the same happens for the overall number as well, and taking the best case 30 Million (nearly 200 Cr).
Combining Domestic (India) and Overseas collections, 800 Cr plus gross is a given, keeping the minimum Domestic and maximum Overseas number in mind. The overseas number could be slightly low, but the domestic (India) gross is sure to be way higher. It means a 900 Cr Gross looks pretty sure.
Finally, coming to the possibility of 1000 Cr for Baahubali 2. The target is surely achievable with the final 100 Cr being the difficult task. So, all the talk about 1000 Cr is certainly within the realm of possibility. Even in the worse case, it is a foregone conclusion that Baahubali 2 will be highest grosser of all time in India crossing PK (Worldwide) or Dangal (Domestically).