Baahubali 2: The Conclusion collection: In keeping with its momentous, historical record-breaking spree in India, SS Rajamouli’s Baahubali 2 has emerged as number 3 on the United States BO right behind Vin Diesel’s Fast and Furious 8 and Salma Hayek’s How to be a Latin Love. The US box office was termed as a ‘culturally diverse box office weekend’ by the international media. The period drama featuring Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, Tamannaah, Anushka Shetty, Ramya Krishnan, Sathyaraj among others has managed to earn a whopping $10.1 million (Rs 64,89,25,000) in United States. While The Fate of the Furious, earned approximately $19 million, the Latin superhit earned $12 million. Baahubali 2 defeated movies featuring Hollywood’s big stars, Emma Watson and Tom Hanks, according to an Indian Express report.
Senior Media Analyst for comScore, Paul Dergarabedian as quoted by AP said, “In what is a slow and would otherwise be unremarkable weekend, this is a really interesting lineup of films. This is the final weekend before the summer season kicks off and the blockbusters hit theaters. But this weekend is marked by an incredible amount of multicultural content. It reflects the world that we’re living in.”
Soma Kancherla of the film’s North American distributor, Great India Films in an interview told AP, “We were expecting exactly the numbers we’re seeing right now. We’re happy our expectations were right.” She further added, “I know for a few people they’re like, ‘Wow,’ but to break even, we needed to make that kind of money.”
The domestic figures that were released by comScore are-
1. “The Fate of the Furious,” $19.4 million ($68.4 million international).
2. “How to Be a Latin Lover,” $12 million.
3. “Baahubali 2: The Conclusion,” $10.1 million ($3.7 million international).
4. “The Circle,” $9.3 million.
5. “The Boss Baby,” $9.1 million ($15.5 million international).
6. “Beauty and the Beast,” $6.4 million ($17.2 million international).
7. “Going in Style,” $3.6 million ($3 million international).
8. “Smurfs: The Lost Village,” $3.3 million ($11.7 million international).
9. “Gifted,” $3.3 million.
10. “Unforgettable,” $2.3 million.