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Sanju becomes the biggest opener of 2018, leaves behind Salman Khan starrer Race 3

Sanju movie box office collection: Sanju has earned Rs 34.75 crore on its Day 1. While the biopic is Ranbir Kapoor's first movie to have got such a good opening at the box office, the film is also Rajkumar Hirani's top opener. His last release PK opened with a collection of Rs 26.63 crore.

Written by Arushi Jain | New Delhi | Updated: July 1, 2018 6:42:30 am
sanju biggest opener 2018 Sanju movie box office collection: Sanju starring Ranbir Kapoor is the biggest opener of 2018 so far.

Breaking the record held by Salman Khan’s film Race 3, Sanju has become the biggest opener of 2018 so far. The Ranbir Kapoor starrer has opened to a collection of Rs 34.75 crore and has become the first non-holiday release after Baahubali to get such a massive opening at the ticket counters. Salman’s Race 3 cashed upon the festive holiday of Eid and earned Rs 29.17 crore on its Day 1.

Sanju, a film based on the life of Sanjay Dutt is helmed by Rajkumar Hirani. While the biopic is Ranbir’s first movie to have got such a gigantic reception at the box office, the film is also Hirani’s top opener. His last release PK starring Aamir Khan opened with a collection of Rs 26.63 crore.

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Sanju has become the highest opener for Rajkumar Hirani and Ranbir Kapoor

Race 3 sailed through the bad reviews owing to the stardom of Salman. It achieved the feat of Rs 100 crore within three days of its release. But unlike the action-thriller, Sanju has been received well by the audience and the movie critics. Now with a positive word of mouth, it is expected to cross the 100-crore mark soon. Trade pundits have already predicted that Sanju will enter the coveted 100 crore club in its opening weekend itself. Trade Analyst Girish Johar in a conversation with indianexpress.com also predicted that with brand Hirani and Ranbir associated with Sanju, the film will have a great opening.

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Interestingly, the first-day collection of Sanju has left behind Marvel’s crossover extravaganza Avengers: Infinity War as well. The superhero film earned Rs Rs 31.30 crore at the Indian box office on Day 1. After breaking the record of two big-ticket releases of 2018, now it stands to be seen what other records will the Ranbir Kapoor film write in its name.

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