Trade analyst Taran Adarsh, who was the first to announce the news on Twitter, emphasised that the film had broken the record in 'all its versions.' The two-part epic battle movie has been made in Telugu and Tamil and has also been dubbed into Hindi and other languages.:
#Baahubali creates HISTORY. Records HIGHEST EVER Day 1 biz in *all versions*: 50 cr. India biz. PHENOMENAL. UNPRECEDENTED.— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) July 11, 2015
An elated Karan Johar, whose Dharma Productions owns the Hindi rights to the film, wrote:
#Baahubali SHATTERS all box office records and emerges as the highest opener ever!!!!!!! Record day 1 even for a dubbed film...phenomenal!!Karan Johar (@karanjohar) July 11, 2015
The Hindi version of the film has made a decent Rs 5 crores which is the highest ever for a dubbed movie in India.
#Baahubali [Hindi] Fri 5.15 cr. India biz. HIGHEST biz for a *dubbed movie in Hindi*. FANTASTIC!— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) July 11, 2015
Starring Rana Dagubatti, Prabhas, Tamannah Bhatia and Anushka Shetty, Baahubali - literally meaning The One With Strong Arms in English - tells the fictional story of two warring brothers battling for control of an ancient Indian kingdom.
Baahubali released on Friday across 4,000 screens globally. At Rs 250 crores, the film is the most expensive Indian movie ever made. But if the first-day collections are anything to go by, it seems the makers will recover their cost very soon.
Trade analyst Trinath told news agency IANS: "The film may even reach the Rs 100 crore club over the weekend."
"The Telugu version did extremely well. The Tamil and Hindi versions did decent business too. In Kerala, since the film managed to release in only 50 screens, it couldn't open big," he added.