'Sanju' poster Photograph:( Twitter )
No one expected Ranbir Kapoor’s Sanju to steal Salman Khan’s thunder but well it has. As the highest weekend grossing film, Sanju is only behind Baahubali 2: The Conclusion in it overall first-weekend collection.
Sanju entered the Rs 100 crore club with an easy sweep as it took home Rs 34.75 crore on Friday, Rs 38.60 crore on Saturday and Rs 46.50 crore on Sunday with a total sitting pretty at Rs 120.06 crore. Ranbir’s film has easily taken the highest opening weekend title of 2018. Also read: This is what girlfriend Alia Bhatt thinks of Ranbir Kapoor's 'Sanju'!
It surpassed Salman Khan’s Tiger Zinda Hai’s first-weekend collection as TZH earned Rs 115 crore net. It is the first time than a non-Khan Hindi film has held a weekend record.
Taran tweeted the stats:
#Sanju sets the BO on ???... Gets #JaaduKiJhappi from the audience... Collects ₹ 46.71 cr on Sun, MIND-BOGGLING... Has an EXCEPTIONAL ₹ ? cr+ opng weekend... Emerges HIGHEST OPENING WEEKEND of 2018... Fri 34.75 cr, Sat 38.60 cr, Sun 46.71 cr. Total: ₹ 120.06 cr. India biz.— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) July 2, 2018
Sanju also created history by recording the highest single day earning for a Hindi film and surpassed the record held by Baahubali 2. While Baahubali collected Rs 46.50 crore on day 3 (Sunday), Sanju collected Rs 46.71 crore on its day 3.
Read Taran’s tweet here:
#Sanju creates H-I-S-T-O-R-Y... Records HIGHEST SINGLE DAY for a HINDI film... DEMOLISHES the record held by #Baahubali2 [Hindi]... #Baahubali2 had collected ₹ 46.50 cr on Day 3 [Sun]… #Sanju has surpassed it, collects ₹ 46.71 cr on Day 3 [Sun]. India biz. Boxoffice on ???— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) July 2, 2018
Sanju is a biopic on the life of Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt that was portrayed by Ranbir Kapoor on the big screen. The film goes through ups and downs of Sanjay’s life as he goes from being a star actor, an alleged criminal and a falling career and then finally rising back to stardom.
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TOP 5 - 2018— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) July 2, 2018
Opening Weekend biz...
1. #Sanju ₹ 120.06 cr
2. #Padmavaat ₹ 114 cr [5-day *extended* weekend select previews on Wed, released on Thu]... Hindi + Tamil + Telugu.
3. #Race3 ₹ 106.47 cr
4. #Baaghi2 ₹ 73.10 cr
5. #Raid ₹ 41.01 cr
The movie also stars Anushka Sharma, Sonam Kapoor, Dia Mirza, Manisha Koirala, Paresh Rawal and Vicky Kaushal in important roles. Apart from Ranbir Kapoor, Vicky Kaushal also charmed the audience with his stellar performance.