Baahubali (hindi) has held up extremely well on the weekdays and grossed around 40 crore nett in its Hindi version. The film had a slow start on day one but picked up well in the weekend but really came into its own on the weekdays.

The business is lopsided as the Mumbai and the CPCI area scoring much better than the other Hindi markets. The film could have broken the shackles in North India where the few South dubbed hits like Bombay (1995) Humse Hai Muqabala (1995) and Hindustani (1995) did not do as well but Bajrangi Bhaijaan will probably make sure the North India final figures are less like the 90's South dubbed hits.
The film has held on very well from Monday in the North to suggest it would have had a good run but its unlikely to be able to complete with Bajrangi Bhaijaan in the North though the film has surprised till now and could in the second week also.  Its a different story in Mumbai where almost 50% of the collections have come from for the Hindi version and is a blockbuster. CP Berar is also doing blockbuster business as it grosses more than East Punjab despite the circuit being half the size. The trend on the weekdays is better than anything this year or last few years and suggest a 100 crore nett final total if there was no event film like Bajrangi Bhaijaan in the way.


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