Sanju box office: Ranbir Kapoor film crosses ₹300 cr in India, ₹500 cr worldwide
Director Rajkumar Hirani’s biopic on actor Sanjay Dutt, Sanju, has entered the ₹300 crore club at the Indian box office, with the lifetime collections of Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Tiger Zinda Hai and Hirani’s own PK within sight.
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted the figures on Sunday and wrote that the film is one of only eight to cross the ₹300 crore mark in India, following PK, Dangal, Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Tiger Zinda Hai, Sultan, Padmaavat and Bahubali 2, which also holds the record for being the only film to make more than ₹500 crore in India.
Sanju took 16 days to cross ₹300 crore at the box office. According to Adarsh, the film has already crossed ₹500 crore worldwide.
The film is fourth on the list of films with the biggest opening week collections. Baahubali 2 is at the first position with ₹246 crore while Salman Khan’s Sultan and Tiger Zinda Hai are at the second and third positions with ₹208 crore and ₹206 crore collections, respectively.
After making ₹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 ₹100-crore-mark in the first weekend itself.
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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