Sanju, the biopic of Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt, directed by Rajkumar Hirani, which was released yesterday, has took the biggest opening of 2018 in Bollywood films, crossing the day one number of Salman Khan’s Race 3. According to the traders report, Sanju has collected Rs 34.75 Cr on its opening day (1st day) and emerged as biggest opener of 2018. The trade analyst Taran Adarsh shared the collection figure of Sanju on his Twitter. Taran Adarsh wrote, “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.”
He again wrote, “TOP 5 – 2018 Opening Day biz…
#Padmaavat₹19 cr [Thu release; incl Wed previews ₹ 24 cr]
#VeereDiWedding₹10.70 cr India biz. [Hollywood films not included]
With Sanju, Ranbir Kapoor has crushed the collection record of his earlier released hit movies Besharam, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani and Ae Dil Hai Mushkil .
Taran Adarsh tweeted, “Ranbir Kapoor – Opening Day biz…
#Besharam₹ 21.56 cr
#Tamasha₹10.94 cr India biz.
Ranbir Kapoor essayed the role of Sajay Dutt in Sanju. Sonam Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, Manisha Koirala, Dia Mirza, Paresh Rawal, Vicky Kaushal and others played supporting role. The movie Sanju, received mostly positive reviews from critics, who praised Ranbir Kapoor’s performance as Sanjay Dutt but were divided on the performances of the rest of the cast and the film’s accuracy.
Sanju might prove to be the much-needed relief for Ranbir Kapoor, who was in desperate need of a hit, as many of his previous movies have been flopping at the box office.