South Indian Film ‘Baahubali 2: The Conclusion’ Beats Hollywood Competitors

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Tollywood film series ‘Baahubali’, which is made both in Tamil and Telugu simultaneously, recently set a major record.

 

The Wall Street Journal states: “It’s being called India’s “Star Wars,” smashing box-office records worldwide. The wild superhero epic “Baahubali 2: The Conclusion,” which opened at the end of April, has become the highest grossing Indian film in history, and its breakthrough in the U.S. may be just as significant.”

 

It opened on the weekend of April 28, with $10.3 million – making it the No. 3 film in America beating DreamWorks Animation’s “Boss Baby,” Tom Hanks in “The Circle” and other Hollywood films. “The blockbuster premiere reflected shifting demographics across America. Although the Indian-American population represents only 1% of the U.S., it is fast-growing with high disposable income. The Indian-American population grew to nearly 3 million in 2010, up 69% from 2000. In 2014 Indian citizens accounted for 70% of H-1B employment applications in the U.S.” Continue reading at The Wall Street Journal.

 

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