Salman Khan will be back this Eid with Kabir Khan’s Tubelight which is set against the backdrop of the 1962 Sino-Indian war. After the enormous and astonishing success of the movie Baahubali 2, Bollywood fans have started expecting a lot from the Salman Khan-starrer Tubelight which is set to hit the silver screens on the 23rd of this month.
There is no denying the fact that SS Rajamouli’s epic Baahubali-2 has broken numerous records on the box office. It is, in fact, touted as the benchmark for the commercial success of any Indian film across the globe.
The Race now…
The question that everyone is seeking an answer for is will Kabir Khan’s superstar Salman Khan-starrer Tubelight beat Baahubali 2’s collections?
What fueled Baahubali 2’s success
Baahubali: The Beginning as well as Baahubali 2: The Conclusion registered a massive success globally. According to reports, the movie created rage by minting over Rs 1500 crores (INR) worldwide. The movie was able to attract such a massive crowd because of curiosity propelled by the question, “Why Kattappa killed Baahubali?”
Top Scorers on Box Office
- Baahubali 2: The Conclusion magnum opus by SS Rajamouli has become the first Indian film to break the Rs 1,500 crore mark in global box office collections.
- On number 2 stands Aamir Khan-starrer Dangal, with total worldwide collections of around Rs 1,200+ crore. Dangal’s collection was fuelled by a record run in China. Surprisingly the box office figures soared by nearly Rs 500 crore after the release in China.
- Rajkumar Hirani, PK, another Aamir Khan-starrer, was India’s highest-earning film. It was, in fact, the first Indian film to gross 7 billion worldwide. Currently, on number three it holds a record with a worldwide box office collection of Rs 792 crore followed by Baahubali: The Beginning, with Rs 650 crore earnings.
What Salman believes…
Salman Khan, who is currently promoting Tubelight told at a media interaction that he doubts whether Tubelight is going to break the record. He also said that he doesn’t feel any pressure, as long as no one loses money – any movie is great.
What record even Bahubali 2 couldn’t break?
The only record that Baahubali 2 wasn’t able to break was the first-day collection. Released in 2014, Shah Rukh starter Happy New Year retains this record with a box office collection of 42.62 crore whereas Baahubali 2 was able to churn only Rs 41 crore on the first day.