Baahubali 2: The Conclusion released in China last week and it’s not having a great time over there. The weekend was good but weekdays are not what the makers have expected from it to be. It’s not been outrightly rejected but the box office numbers show it’s not being well accepted too.
On its 1st Monday it collected USD $ 0.89 million which was the first crash for the film. Tuesday was expected in the same range and it’s in the same as it has collected USD $ 0.82 million. It’s low and displays the struggle the film has been facing over there in China.
The grand total of the movie till now is USD $ 9.38 million (63.19 crores). Prabhas, who became popular as the star of the Baahubali film franchise, says he doesn’t mind living under its shadow.
“I don’t want to break out of the image. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that I got and I want to keep it all my life,” Prabhas told IANS here.
Prabhas attained fame as Amarendra Baahubali and Mahendra Baahubali from the Baahubali universe — which went on to become India’s one of the biggest blockbusters.
The film’s story is about the battle for the ownership of an ancient kingdom between two brothers. The story is woven together in two parts with dance, music, emotion and drama.
“It is an amazing thing that happened… Sometimes I wonder ‘Am I the main lead of Baahubali….,” he said.
It also features Anushka Shetty, Ramya Krishnan, Tamannaah Bhatia and Sathyaraj. Talking about the fame he got after the film’s success, Prabhas said: “People recognise me from all over the country which we didn’t expect. We thought that the film might work but not like this… Now, people recognise me from Telugu to suddenly all over the country… It is very beautiful.”