Amitabh Bachchan: Inflation-adjusted, Amar Akbar Anthony crosses Baahubali 2 collection
Amar Akbar Anthony completes 43 years of its release today. Amitabh Bachchan compared its box office collection to that of SS Rajamouli’s 2017 film Baahubali 2: The Conclusion.
Megastar Amitabh Bachchan on Wednesday said his 1977 film Amar Akbar Anthony, which clocks 43 years, made Rs 7.25 crore when it released, a figure that crosses the collections of Baahubali 2: The Conclusion, if adjusted for inflation.
Bachchan said the film, which also featured Vinod Khanna, Rishi Kapoor, Shabana Azmi, Parveen Babi and Neetu Singh, was a massive success at the time of its release.
“Amar Akbar Anthony is estimated to have made Rs 7.25 crore in those days. Inflation-adjusted, it crosses the collections of Bahubali 2—The Conclusion today… say the sayers who do calculations. But fact is, it did massive business. Did 25 weeks in 25 theatres in Mumbai alone, or so they say. Doesn’t happen now, gone are those days (sic),” a part of Amitabh’s caption on Instagram read.