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Sanju box office: Ranbir Kapoor film continues breaking records, earns Rs 500 crore worldwide

Ranbir Kapoor and director Rajkumar Hirani’s biopic on the life of actor Sanjay Dutt, the well-received but critically polarising Sanju, has crossed the Rs 500 crore mark at the global box office.

bollywood Updated: Jul 14, 2018 09:35 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
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Bollywood actor Ranbir Kapoor promotes Sanju in Mumbai.(PTI)

Director Rajkumar Hirani’s biopic on actor Sanjay Dutt, Sanju, starring Ranbir Kapoor, has crossed Rs 500 crore in worldwide earnings, according to trade reports. The film is on the cusp of crossing the Rs 300 crore mark (nett) in India, a little after two weeks of release.

Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted on Saturday that the film is ‘continuing its dream run’. The film made Rs 202 crore in India in the first week and another Rs 92 crore in its second week, for a total of Rs 295 crore. The film has also made close to $7 million in the US.

The film is fourth on the list of films with the biggest opening week collections. Baahubali 2 is at the first position with Rs 246 crore while Salman Khan’s Sultan and Tiger Zinda Hai are at the second position and third positions with Rs 208 crore and Rs 206 crore collections, respectively.

After making Rs 34.75 crore on its opening day, Sanju became the highest grosser of 2018 as well as of Ranbir’s and Rajkumar Hirani’s careers. The film went on to cross the Rs 100-crore-mark in the first weekend itself, again making it to the highest weekend grosser of 2018 and the actor and director’s respective careers.

The film has received mixed reviews from critics - it holds a 50% rating on review aggregator site, Rotten Tomatoes - and criticism has been directed at Hirani’s whitewashing of some of the more scandalous aspects of Dutt’s life.

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First Published: Jul 14, 2018 09:35 IST