Padmaavat and Bahubali 2 are big-budget epic movies and have introduced a new trend to the Indian Cinema. Bahubali 2 is a sequel to its former part but Padmaavat is a new film.
If we talk about the opening of the two films at the box office then there is a major difference in their way of hitting the theaters. At the time of Bahubali 2 release, the audience was curious to know the answer “Why Katappa killed Bahubali?”. Also, the spellbound performance by its first part compelled the people to reach their nearby theaters. Along with this, the merits of the film led to the super successful trending of the film. On the other hand, Padmaavat faced a lot of pointless protests and hence fell prey to an unwanted controversy due to Karni Sena. However, it managed to hit the theaters after a long struggle.
Bahubali 2 rocked on its opening days and garnered a humongous total of Rs. 247 crores in its first week. Whereas Padmaavat underwent loss of business equals to Rs. 50 crores. Despite the hurdles, the movie grossed Rs. 177 crores in its week 1. Even if we add the loss to its first week collection, still Padmavat is well short of Rs. 20 crores to surpass Bahubali 2 earnings. Hence, we can conclude that Bahubali 2 is the most successful film in the Indian film industry.