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Sanju box office collection day 1: Ranbir Kapoor’s movie earns Rs 34.75 crore

Sanju movie box office collection day 1: Ranbir Kapoor's Sanju has become the biggest opener of 2018 with Rs 34.75 crore in its kitty. The Sanjay Dutt biopic, also starring Paresh Rawal, Vicky Kaushal and Anushka Sharma, has been helmed by Rajkumar Hirani.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 1, 2018 6:44:29 am
sanju movie Sanju movie box office collection day 1: The Ranbir Kapoor film has broken the record of Salman Khan’s Race 3.

Sanju movie box office collection day 1: Ranbir Kapoor starrer is off to a good start as it earned Rs 34.75 crore on its opening day. The Rajkumar Hirani directed film hit the screens this Friday, and became the biggest opener of the year 2018. If sources are to be believed, the Sanjay Dutt biopic is all set to create new box office records.

Trade analyst Taran Adarsh shared the collection of the movie. He tweeted, “Non-holiday… Non-festival release… Yet, #Sanju packs a PHENOMENAL TOTAL on Day 1… Emerges the BIGGEST OPENER of 2018 [so far]… Also, Ranbir’s HIGHEST OPENER to date… Expected to cross ₹ 100 cr in 3 days, as per trends… Fri ₹ 34.75 cr. India biz..”

Sanju box office collection Day 1: Ranbir Kapoor film earns Rs 34.75 crore

Sanju, ahead of its release, had created quite the buzz at BO. Trade analyst Girish Johar had revealed to Indianexpress.com that the movie will mint somewhere between Rs 27-Rs 30 crore at the box office. Johar had also said that Kapoor’s young fan base will throng to the theatres, thereby giving it the needed push. In fact, the footfall will help the movie mint Rs 100 crore in merely three days, not unlike Salman Khan’s latest offering Race 3.

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The movie might help take Kapoor’s career to new heights, as his previous films like Jagga Jasoos, Roy and Bombay Velvet were pronounced box office failures.

The reviews and reactions to Sanju have largely been positive, with critics especially praising Ranbir Kapoor’s performance in the movie.

The Indian Express’ film critic Shubhra Gupta has given a positive review to the film and has called the film ‘mostly engaging.’ “Once you’ve made your peace with the Sanjay we get, and there was no way of getting any other in a Hirani movie, you can sit down and enjoy the film. I had a blast all the way till the half-way mark. Ranbir Kapoor is wholly believable as Sanjay-Sanju, channeling not just his (Dutt’s) distinctive body language and ‘lehja’, but his internal confusion. Paresh Rawal, playing Sunil Dutt with exemplary restraint, matches Kapoor step for step, even striding ahead in places,” her review read.

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Sanju stars Ranbir Kapoor, Sonam Kapoor, Dia Mirza, Paresh Rawal, Vicky Kaushal and Anushka Sharma among others in pivotal roles.

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