Rajamouli magnum opus film Bahubali-2 will be releasing on April 28 globally. The film has done very good business even before the release worldwide.
According to a pre-release break-up provided by industry tracker Ramesh Bala, the theatrical rights of the film’s Hindi version has fetched a whopping Rs 120 crore. Baahubali: The Beginning, that was released in 2015, became the first south Indian movie dubbed in Hindi to collect Rs 100 crore at the Bollywood box office.
The film, meanwhile, has made more than Rs 130 crore from the sales of its theatrical rights in Telugu states. Its Tamil Nadu rights have fetched Rs 47 crore, which is the highest price paid for a non-Rajinikanth film. In Kerala, the sale of film’s distribution rights has made Rs 10 crore, in Karnataka Rs 45 crore. The distribution rights of North America has also earned Rs 45 crore while the USA numbers are still unknown.
Sony TV Network has bought the Hindi satellite rights reportedly for a whopping price of Rs 51 crore. The satellite rights of Telugu version have been sold for Rs 26 crore, while the business details of its Tamil and Malayalam versions are still unknown.
The pre-release business of the film is likely to be more than Rs 500 crore, including sales of its US theatre rights, satellite rights of its Tamil and Malayalam versions and its audio rights.