Mumbai: The Khan league, dominated by Shah Rukh, Salman and Aamir, all these years, is having new entrants now.
After Shahid Kapoor, Ranveer Singh’s ‘Padmaavat’ touched the Rs 100-crore mark in the first weekend itself, Ranbir Kapoor has done the Khan-esque feat at the box office.
However, Ranbir’s ‘Sanju’ has not just beaten the Sanjay Leela Bhansali directorial by a considerable margin, but also has taken just three days to hit a century as compared to the period drama’s five-day extended weekend.
The figure is the highest collections on a single day for a Bollywood film, and it even went on to beat by a whisker, Hindi version tally of Telugu drama ‘Baahubali: The Conclusion,’ which was Rs 46.50 crores.
‘Sanju’s opening weekend collections of Rs 120.06 crores are highest this year, beating ‘Padmaavat’s Rs 114 crores and Salman Khan’s ‘Race 3’, which was Rs 106.47 crores.
It has even beaten another Salman film ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’, which had minted Rs 114 crores.
#Sanju creates H-I-S-T-O-R-Y... Records HIGHEST SINGLE DAY for a HINDI film... DEMOLISHES the record held by #Baahubali2 [Hindi]... #Baahubali2 had collected ₹ 46.50 cr on Day 3 [Sun]… #Sanju has surpassed it, collects ₹ 46.71 cr on Day 3 [Sun]. India biz. Boxoffice on 🔥🔥🔥— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) July 2, 2018
TOP 5 - 2018— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) July 2, 2018
Opening Weekend biz...
1. #Sanju ₹ 120.06 cr
2. #Padmavaat ₹ 114 cr [5-day *extended* weekend; select previews on Wed, released on Thu]... Hindi + Tamil + Telugu.
3. #Race3 ₹ 106.47 cr
4. #Baaghi2 ₹ 73.10 cr
5. #Raid ₹ 41.01 cr
While #Sanju has crossed the *3-day opening weekend biz* of #Race3 by a distance, it has also crossed the *extended weekend biz* of #Padmaavat by a margin... That’s not all, #Sanju has also surpassed the *3-day opening weekend biz* of #TigerZindaHai [₹ 114.93 cr]... AWESOME!— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) July 2, 2018
However, ‘Sanju’ is behind his other films like ‘Prem Ratan Dhan Payo’ and ‘Sultan’, and also ‘Baahubali 2’ in the list of highest opening weekend collections.
Will the Rajkumar Hirani directorial beat Aamir's ‘Dangal’ to become the first Bollywood film to gross over Rs 400 crores at the domestic market? Makers will surely keep their fingers crossed.