Sanju vs Race 3 war intensifies
Sanju crosses Rs 100 crore box office collection beating Race 3Twitter

Sanju has made fantastic collection and crossed Rs 100 crore mark at the box office in just three days. The movie has also beaten the opening weekend records of Race 3 and Padmaavat.

Sanju starring Ranbir Kapoor has received a fabulous start at the Indian box office as it collected Rs 34.75 crore on its opening day. The film garnered positive talk from everyone and a strong word of mouth boosted its collection in the domestic market on Saturday and Sunday.

Sanju has collected Rs 120.06 crore at the Indian box office in first weekend. Taran Adarsh tweeted, "#Sanju sets the BO on ... Gets #JaaduKiJhappi from the audience... Collects ₹ 46.71 cr on Sun, MIND-BOGGLING... Has an EXCEPTIONAL ₹ cr+ opng weekend... Emerges HIGHEST OPENING WEEKEND of 2018... Fri 34.75 cr, Sat 38.60 cr, Sun 46.71 cr. Total: ₹ 120.06 cr. India biz."

Sanju has beaten Race 3 and Padmaavat to become the highest grosser in opening weekend. Taran tweeted, "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!"

With congratulatory words and good response from the audience, Sanju continued its glorious run at the box office on Sunday as well. The Sanjay Dutt biopic was just 26.65 crore behind from reaching the century mark.

As you are reading this article, Sanju crossed Rs 100 crore at the domestic market with a collection of around Rs 37 crore (approximately) on its day 3. The Rajkumar Hirani directorial's 3 days total Indian box office collection stands at Rs 110 crore (approximately).

On the other side, Race 3 had also crossed Rs 100 crore within 3 days of its release, but Sanju's number surpassed the Salman starrer. The 3 days total of Race 3 was Rs 103, and thus Sanju wins the first weekend race by Rs 7 crore.

Ranbir Kapoor, Sanju trailer
Ranbir Kapoor in Sanju trailerYouTube screenshot

Moreover, Race 3 was released on more screens than Sanju. Ranbir's film has 4,000 domestic screens, and the action thriller was released on 4,500 screens across India. Nonetheless, Race 3 almost died at the box office after the first weekend. Now, Sanju further slowed down the pace of Salman's movie.

Considering the current hype around Sanju, the film is expected to maintain a stronghold at the box office even over the weekdays. With no big release in coming days, the biopic on Sanjay Dutt will go a long way.