New Delhi:Filmmaker S.S. Rajamoulis magnum opus “Baahubali 2: The Conclusion” has stormed its way into the theatres pan India and across the world with fans rejoicing the moment they have been waiting for since the last 21 months after the release of “Baahubali: The Beginning”.
With its release in over 6500 screens in India and over 9000 screens across the world — the highest for an Indian film till date — “Baahubali 2: The Conclusion” is expected to set new highs in terms of box office collections, say trade pundits and theatre chain owners.
“The film is receiving a tremendous response pan India. It has stormed into theatres. Despite being a southern film, it is going houseful in various theatres in north India. On an average, the film has received 80-90 per cent seat occupancy till now,” Delhi-based distributor Joginder Mahajan told IANS.
Kamal Gianchandani, CEO, PVR Pictures said that they are expecting a seat occupancy of 85 per cent on the opening day.
“PVR has allocated close to 80 per cent of its total capacity to ‘Baahubali 2: The Conclusion’ in India. The film has taken a phenomenal start, the occupancy is expected to be 85 per cent for day one,” Gianchandani said in a statement.
The film, released in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam, features Prabhas, Anushka Shetty, Rana Daggubati and Tamannaah in the lead.
In various cities of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, the film is sold out for the next one week, trade analyst Anand Vanga told IANS.
“It’s not just the weekend. Tickets for the entire first week have been sold out across major multiplexes in Hyderabad and other big cities in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. The film will rewrite box office records and set a new benchmark for the industry,” Vanga said.
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