Similar to the Telugu, Hindi, Kannada and Tamil versions of SS Rajamouli’s magnum opus Baahubali: The Conclusion, it’s Malayalam version too has successfully completed 50-days theatrical run at the Kerala Box Office. The film, a sequel to the 2015 blockbuster Baahubali: The Beginning was released simultaneously in Telugu, Tamil, Hindi, Malayalam and Kannada languages on April 28.
Generally, non-Malayalam films or the Malayalam dubbed versions of non-Malayalam films struggle to get a good number of screens after the completion of one-month theatrical run at the Kerala. Even the 2016 non-Malayalam blockbusters, Hollywood fantasy adventure The Jungle Book, Tamil blockbusters Ilyathalapathy Vijay’s Theri and Rajinikanth starrer Kabali had lost a majority of screens after the completion of one-month theatrical run across the cinemas of God’s own country.
However, in the case of Baahubali 2, it has a different story to tell as the SS Rajamouli’s blockbuster is still running in 103 screens in Kerala, which is a phenomenal feat, considering that the average screen count of non-superstar Malayalam films’ used to release between 80 – 110 screens on its opening day of its theatrical release.
And with this feat, Baahubali 2 emerged as the second film to have 100 plus screen count post the 50-days theatrical run at the Kerala Box Office. Malayalam cinema’s first Rs. 100 crore grosser, the 2016 Mohanlal blockbuster Pulimurugan still holds the No. 1 spot with 125 screens at the Kerala Box Office.
Meanwhile, Baahubali 2 is challenging Pulimurugan‘s record at the Kerala Box Office. The film has so far crossed Rs. 70 crore to become the all-time second industry hit after Pulimurugan. Though Baahubali 2 turned out industry hits in Bollywood, Tamil, Telugu and Kannada industries, it is 17 crores away to become the all-time Malayalam blockbuster.
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