Sanju breaks opening day record
The biopic on its opening day itself minted Rs 34.75 crore, leaving behind the opening day collection of Salman Khan’s Race 3 and Deepika Padukone’s Padmaavat. While Race 3 had earned Rs 28 crore, the Ranveer Singh starrer had minted Rs 24 crore.
Sanju is the highest day 2 earner of 2018
On its second day of release, the Ranbir Kapoor starrer did the unthinkable and minted Rs 38.06 crore. Sanju’s only competition Race 3 and Padmaavat had made Rs 37 crore and Rs 32 crore, respectively, on Day 2.
Sanju becomes the highest day 3 earner of 2018
On its third day of release, the Ranbir Kapoor starrer continued to weave its magic at the box office by raking in Rs 46.71 crore, taking its total collection to a jaw-dropping Rs 120.06 crore. Bhai’s Race 3 had earned Rs 37.50 crore and Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s period drama Padmaavat had raked in Rs 27 crore on Day 3.
Sanju breaks single day collection record
Thanks to its third-day collection at the box office, Ranbir Kapoor’s Sanju managed to break yet another record. It’s the only film to mint the kind of money it did on a single day. Sanju minted a mind-boggling Rs 46.71 crore on Sunday.
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Sanju is the highest opening weekend grosser of 2018
With the collection it has made in its first three days, Sanju has also become the highest opening weekend grosser of 2018. The film has minted Rs 120.06 crore in its opening weekend. In comparison, Race 3 had collected a sum of Rs 103 crore and Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh’s Padmaavat had raked in Rs 114 crore.
Online movie ticketing platform BookMyShow sold over 2.5 million tickets of Sanju in the first weekend of release.
“Sanju opened to packed cinema halls across metro & non-metro cities, with major contributions coming in from cities such as Mumbai, NCR, Hyderabad, Pune, Ahmedabad, Jaipur and Lucknow. With acclaimed performances and strong word of mouth, BookMyShow expects this film to have another strong week at the box office,” BookMyShow said in a statement.
Marzdi Kalianiwala, SVP- Marketing and Business Intelligence, BookMyShow said, “BookMyShow received an overwhelming response for the film over the opening weekend and we are continuing to witness a similar trend in the current week. We partnered with Fox Studios for effectively reaching out to relevant user segments digitally, using our incisive understanding of consumer buying behaviour and purchase patterns. This helped us to collectively increase efficacy of the campaign and maximise returns. We are thrilled to have been the default movie ticketing platform for Sanju fans across the country.”
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