The coming Friday will see the release of Ram Gopal Varma’s Amitabh Bachchan starrer SARKAR 3, Parineeti -Ayushmaan’s MERI PYAARI BINDU and the NH8 Production THODI THODI SII MANMAANIYAN.
While the battle for the front runner (comparatively) will be between SARKAR 3 and MERI PYAARI BINDU, all chances are that the two week old BAAHUBALI 2 – THE CONCLUSION will be more than a handful for the new releases to handle.
Meanwhile, the only prominent release of last week the Rahat Kazmi directed Raghubir Yadav starrer, MANTOSTAAN, failed to create any impact, whatsoever, at the box-office.
Concluding with the S.S. Rajamouli directed BAAHUBALI 2 : THE CONCLUSION (Hindi), after a huge opening weekend (125 crore) the film continued its blistering pace during the weekdays as well and ended up collecting 30.50 crore from Bombay (collections from other cinemas unrecieved), 9 crore from Ahmedabad, 2.15 crore from Baroda, 3.75 crore from Surat, 2 crore from Rajkot, 11.50 crore from Pune, 1.55 crore from Nasik, 1.50 crore from Goa, 44.55 lakhs from Belgaum, 17 crore from Delhi city, 4.50 crore from Noida, 4 crore from Ghaziabad, 1.85 crore from Kanpur, 3.50 crore from Lucknow, 1.15 crore from Agra, 82.50 lakhs from Allahabad, 28.50 lakhs from Aligarh, 1.50 crore from Dehradun, 2.15 crore from Faridabad, 32.15 lakhs from Kurukshetra, 24 lakhs from Panipat, 1.50 crore from Chandigarh, 1.20 crore from Jalandhar, 50 lakhs from Patiala, 1.50 crore from Amritsar, 1.65 crore from Ludhiana, 50 lakhs from Bhatinda, 25 lakhs from Ambala, 10.75 lakhs from Shimla, 12.50 lakhs from Jammu, 6.75 crore from Calcutta, 13.75 lakhs from Darjeeling, 62.25 lakhs from Patna, 45.15 lakhs from Dhanbad, 1.35 crore from Ranchi, 56 lakhs Bhubaneshwar, 20 lakhs from Guwahati, 3 crore from Nagpur, 2 crore from Raipur, 3.65 crore from Indore, 60 lakhs from Gwalior (collections from 5 cinemas unrecieved), 2.15 crore from Bhopal (collections from 5 cinemas unrecieved), 6.25 crore from Jaipur, 1 crore from Jodhpur, 80.25 lakhs from Ajmer, 43.15 lakhs from Bikaner, 1.10 crore from Kota, 1 crore from Udaipur, 50 lakhs from Hyderabad, 1.55 crore from Aurangabad, 4.50 crore from Bangalore, 60 lakhs from Mangalore, 25 lakhs from Mysore and 12 .75 lakhs from Visakhapatnam.
Netting 247 crore during the opening week BAAHUBALI 2 : THE CONCLUSION is on way to an all time blockbuster and the all set to surpass the record of DANGAL’s highest ever total.
BAAHUBALI 2 : THE CONCLUSION is also on a record breaking run in the overseas, grossing $31.50m with £956,000 (Tamil plus Hindi) from UK and $16,330,000 from the US, till the second weekend (5-7 May).