The Sanjay Dutt biopic titled Sanju is reigning at national and as well as international box offices. The film has collected Rs 145.41 crore in four days, a statement from the film’s producers claimed Tuesday morning. The biopic is also doing wonders at the Australian box-office beating superhit movies like Dangal, Baahubali 2 and Sultan. The Ranbir Kapoor starrer Bollywood film is on a record-breaking spree. In just four days of its release, Sanju has already smashed eight box-office reports.
Non-holiday / working day... Reduced ticket rates on weekdays... Yet, #Sanju puts up a SPLENDID TOTAL on Day 4 [Mon]… This one is NOT going to slow down soon... Fri 34.75 cr, Sat 38.60 cr, Sun 46.71 cr, Mon 25.35 cr. Total: ₹ 145.41 cr. India biz. Too early to predict the *lifetime biz* of #Sanju... Will it surpass Hirani’s highest grosser #PK? Will it challenge #Dangal [highest *Hindi* grosser after #Baahubali2]? Much depends on how #Sanju fares in Week 2... It’s a wait-and-watch situation right now! Rajkumar Hirani continues to WIN HEARTS and WOO BOXOFFICE... Right from #MunnabhaiMBBS to #Sanju, the proficient storyteller’s repertoire remains unblemished... #Sanju, his fifth directorial venture, is setting new benchmarks... What next, Raju ji?
Ranbir Kapoor’s Sanju is the highest opener of 2018
The Ranbir Kapoor-starrer had earned Rs 34.75 crore on its opening day, making it the biggest opener of the year, beating Salman Khan’s Race 3 (Rs 29.70 crore) and Avengers: Infinity War (Rs 31.30 crore).
The Sanjay Dutt biopic Sanju beat Baahubali’s record
With the Sunday earnings of Rs 46.71 crore, Sanju also made it to the highest single day collection for any Bollywood film ever. Earlier, Baahubali 2 The Conclusion had collected Rs 46.50 cr on the third day of its release and held the record.
Sanju creates ripples in Australian box-office
The Ranbir Kapoor starrer is creating ripples in Australia as well. The Rajkumar Hirani directorial venture has beaten other blockbusters like Dangal, Dhoom 3, PK, Sultan, Tiger Zinda Hai and even Baahubali 2. Film critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh wrote about Sanju's phenomenal business at Australia box office on social media. "#Sanju is creating ripples in AUSTRALIA... Collects A$ 931,947... Crosses *opening weekend biz* of #Dhoom3 [A$ 695,782], #PK [A$ 680,524], #Sultan [A$ 639,513], #Dangal [A$ 735,755], #TigerZindaHai [A$ 577,781] and ALSO #Baahubali2 [Hindi; A$ 839,323]. @comScore”, he wrote.
#Sanju is creating ripples in AUSTRALIA... Collects A$ 931,947... Crosses *opening weekend biz* of #Dhoom3 [A$ 695,782], #PK [A$ 680,524], #Sultan [A$ 639,513], #Dangal [A$ 735,755], #TigerZindaHai [A$ 577,781] and ALSO #Baahubali2 [Hindi; A$ 839,323]. #comScore AUSTRALIA TOP 5 - 2018 Opening Weekend biz... 1. #Padmaavat A$ 1,728,642 Note: Hindi + Tamil + Telugu 2. #Sanju A$ 931,947 3. #Race3 A$ 495,373 4. #Kaala A$ 402,213 5. #VeereDiWedding A$ 341,118 #comScore... Note: #Padmaavat *opening weekend biz* in Australia [A$ 1,728,642] is higher than all Hindi films released there because (a) it was a 5-day weekend holiday due to Australia Day and (b) it was released on IMAX, 2D and 3D [all formats].
Sanju is the highest opening weekend grosser of 2018
Sanju minted Rs 120.06 crore on its first weekend and shattered the record of Race 3 (Rs 106.47 crore) and Padmaavat Rs (Rs 114 crore). Interestingly, the Ranbir Kapoor-starrer had enjoyed an opening weekend of five days as it was released on a Wednesday.
Sanju emerged as the second highest weekend grosser of all time
If we consider collections of the first three days, Sanju has shattered the records of many Bollywood biggies, including Sultan, Tiger Zinda Hai, Bajrangi Bhaijaan and Dangal. It has emerged as the second highest opening weekend of all time, after only Baahubali 2.
Highest weekend opener for Ranbir Kapoor
Even Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani, which is one of the best performing films for Ranbir, collected Rs 61.87 crore over the first weekend, as per Boxofficeindia. Besharam and PK, too, lag behind Sanju with Rs 32.29 crore and Rs 93.82 crore respectively as there first day earnings.
Sanju is Ranbir Kapoor’s highest opener ever
Sanju is also the biggest opener of Ranbir’s career. Besharam (2013) made an opening collection of Rs 21.56 crore and was his best number-spinner till date.
Highest opener for Rajkumar Hirani
Anushka Sharma-Aamir Khan-starrer PK made an opening collection of Rs 25.45 crore and was his biggest opener till date. With a whopping Rs 34.75 crore earning on day one, Sanju also became Hirani’s top opener.
Sanju traces the life and struggles of Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt. While Ranbir plays the titular role of Sanjay, Paresh Rawal essays the role of Sunil Dutt and Manisha Koirala plays Sanjay’s mom Nargis. The film also stars Sonam Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, Dia Mirza, Vicky Kaushal and Jim Sarbh, among others.
Sanju hit the cinemas on June 29.