BookMyShow, the online entertainment ticketing platform, said that it has sold 12 tickets every second for Baahubali 2 a day before the release of the blockbuster. With this, Baahubali 2, which was released in over 6,000 screens on Friday, created an all-time record high on BookMyShow for advance ticket sales surpassing Baahubali 1 by over 350%. BookMyShow has so far sold over 3.3 million tickets for the film.
SS Rajamouli’s Baahubali 2: The Conclusion witnessed serpentine queues across states. The ticket prices ranged between Rs 600 and Rs 1,200 in Hyderabad alone. For the Baahubali 2, the Telangana government has allowed five shows to be screened following a request from the producers even while the AP government has allowed six shows every day. “Baahubali 2 is definitely taking the Indian film industry by surprise. The film, even before its release, has proved that it’s a blockbuster like no other with an extremely high chance of it entering the R100 crore club on Day 1 itself. We have witnessed unprecedented advance ticket bookings on BookMyShow as fans bought as many as 12 tickets a second.
The movie has clearly broken all language barriers and has reaffirmed that the audience loves to watch good content,” Ashish Saksena, COO-Cinemas, BookMyShow said in a statement. As per estimates, the movie is estimated to clock about Rs 700 crore after 50 days of release across 8,000 screens including 1,000 screens in the US, a few screens in Germany and China as well. Analysts say that the movie could rake in over Rs 1,000 crore revenues worldwide thus creating a landmark in the film industry.
“With a spinoff TV series, an animated offering for Amazon video streaming, a comic book and a possible third film in the works, Baahubali 2 could lure back Indian audiences,” says a trade analyst. Backed by larger than life sets, VFX and a huge star cast, the producers could work out on huge cost savings on the overall production, the analyst added. With the first part of the movie, the producers had made revenues over R500 crore in the fist 50 days of the release, reports said.