After Dangal’s stupendous success, Baahubali 2 to release in China

After Dangal’s stupendous success, Baahubali 2 to release in China
Written by Ravleen Khera

Looks like the makers of S.S. Rajamouli’s magnum opus Baahubali 2 : The Conclusion are far from settling down with the laurels their film has earned both in terms of critical appreciation as well as box office numbers. The film that has created history and set new benchmarks in Indian cinema, is now going to hit cinema screens in China, in July this year.

Getting inspired by the incredible success Aamir Khan’s Dangal is enjoying in the neighbouring country, the makers have decided to go ahead with the film’s release in China. Infact, the first film in the Baahubali franchise, Baahubali : The Beginning was also released in the Chinese territory, but back in 2015 the film managed to rake in only $ 7 million, which is a meagre amount.

With Aamir Khan’s Dangal managing to cross the $100 million mark at the Chinese box office on Saturday, becoming the highest earning foreign language film of all time in China, Baahubali 2 has high chances of proving to be successful this time, in the still to be fully explored territory. In fact Dangal is not the first Aamir Khan film to have performed well in China, 3 Idiots and PK were also fairly successful in their box office run there.

Looking at the business prospect in China, E Stars, the same company that is distributing Dangal , has bought Baahubali 2: the Conclusion, for China and is planning  to release the film there in July. “With ‘Baahubali: The Conclusion’ we are now at $220 million worldwide, without China. Our target now is for China to give us the biggest lifetime score of all time for an Indian movie,” Francois Da Silva, the International Sales Executive at Arka Mediaworks said. .

Film trade analyst Ramesh Bala tweeted about the same.

With the two films’ neck to neck worldwide box office figures; Baahubali 2: 1565 crores (without a China release) and Dangal : 1523 crores, looks like Baahubali’s earnings in China will be the deciding factor in which film eventually becomes the highest grossing Indian film ever.

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Ravleen Khera

A commerce graduate, yoga enthusiast ( certified power yoga instructor), internet/social media junkie, dog lover, coffee addict are some words that describe me. I endeavour to nurture a skill for penning down words that educate, engage, entertain and also add value to the platform my content is published on. Currently,amidst a career transition :)