Baahubali-2 Disappointing First Weekend in China

SS Rajamouli’s Magnum Opus film, Baahubali – The Conclusion has opened on a disappointing note at the Chinese Box Office. The movie has collected 7.63 Million US Dollars Gross at the Chinese Box Office. This can be termed as a disappointing number since the movie had released in around 7000 screens there. The only solace is that it has fared better than the first part which was a washout in China. The movie’s run will end by coming Friday since Hollywood film, Avengers – Infinity Wars is releasing the Friday.
The Word of Mouth and Reviews are not that great. People say that the Chinese are not that impressed with the visual extravaganza that Rajamouli movie offered. China has the history of making even grandeur and visually rich movies. Also, films with the stories of Kings and wars are a routine affair to them. The Chinese market has increased by leaps and bounds in the last one year or so. We have seen films like Dangal, Secret Superstar, and Bajrangi Bhaijaan making big money there.  Only if it performs strongly in China, Baahubali-2 can beat the record of Dangal’s lifetime collections of 1950 Crore but then it looks unlikely from now. Baahubali-2 now stands at the lifetime gross of Rs 1600 Crores before the China release.  Baahubali-2 has recently made Telugu Cinema proud by winning three at the 65th National Awards