Ranbir Kapoor's Sanju continued to fare well at the Indian box office on Wednesday and shattered the lifetime collection records of Baaghi 2 and Race 3 in six days. It has inched closer to Rs 200 crore mark.
Having cleared the Monday test, Sanju continued to keep the cash registers ringing at the ticket counters across the domestic market on Tuesday. Sumit Kadel tweeted, "#Sanju Tuesday - Started with a bang, film registered 30% occupancy at morning shows. Noon shows registering approx 40% occupancy across India. Tuesday collection is marching towards ₹ 22 crs nett."
Its business improved considerably in the evening shows with some cinema halls witnessing 100 percent occupancy in the night shows. As per early estimates, Sanju has collected over Rs 22.10 crore at the Indian box office on Tuesday, taking its five-day total collection to Rs 167.51 crore net in the domestic market.
Taran Adarsh tweeted, "#Sanju continues its EPIC RUN... Shows INCREDIBLE TRENDING on weekdays... Eyes ₹ 200 cr+ in Week 1... Fri 34.75 cr, Sat 38.60 cr, Sun 46.71 cr, Mon 25.35 cr, Tue 22.10 cr. Total: ₹ 167.51 cr. India biz... Heading for BLOCKBUSTER status."
Tiger Shroff's Baaghi 2, which was released in cinema halls on March 30, collected Rs 165 crore net at the domestic box office in its lifetime and it is the third highest grossing Bollywood movie of 2018. Sanju has smashed the record of Baaghi 2 in just five days.
The Rajkumar Hirani-directed movie maintained rock-steady on Wednesday too with its average occupancy ranging between 45 and 55 percent. As per early estimates, Sanju has collected over Rs 18.90 crore nett at the Indian box office on its sixth day and its total collection stands at Rs 18.90 crore in the domestic market.
Salman Khan's Race 3, which hit the screens on June 15, has collected Rs 169 crore net at the Indian box office so far and it is the second highest grossing Hindi film of the year. Sanju has shattered its lifetime record and inched closer to Rs 200 crore mark in just six days.
Taran Adarsh tweeted, "#Sanju is UNSTOPPABLE... Expected to cross ₹ 200 cr today [Thu]... Will be Ranbir's first film in ₹ 200 cr Club... Fri 34.75 cr, Sat 38.60 cr, Sun 46.71 cr, Mon 25.35 cr, Tue 22.10 cr, Wed 18.90 cr. Total: ₹ 186.41 cr. India biz."
As per its current pace of collection, Sanju will easily cross Rs 200 crore mark at the Indian box office in its opening week. The movie will clash with Fry Day starring Govinda and Varun Sharma in its second week. It should be seen whether it will be able to beat the record of Padmaavat, which is the highest grossing Bollywood movie of 2018 with its lifetime collection of Rs 300.26 net.
Trade experts are keeping their fingers crossed on whether it will break the records of PK and Dangal in the domestic market. Taran Adarsh tweeted, "Too early to predict the *lifetime biz* of #Sanju... Will it surpass Hirani's highest grosser #PK? Will it challenge #Dangal [highest *Hindi* grosser after #Baahubali2]? Much depends on how #Sanju fares in Week 2... It's a wait-and-watch situation right now!"