Baahubali was released when Kannada Box Office was ringing with Kannada releases Ranna, Vajrakaya, Ganapa and Rangi Taranga. But Baahubali had no looking back from the word GO.
Being a non -kannada film It shattered all the existing records of Kannada films and non-kannada films to collect around 55 crore nett in 3 weeks run. This is the highest gross for any film in Karnataka.
Baahubali has generated curiosity and excitement among kannada audience may be local factor of Rajamouli , who is from Manvi in Raichur district has connected them to this film.