With Rs 120 crore, Sanju claims biggest opening weekend of 2018, surpasses Baahubali’s single-day record

With Rs 120 crore, Sanju claims biggest opening weekend of 2018, surpasses Baahubali's single-day record
Sanju collected a whopping Rs 120.06 crore on the opening weekend

Ranbir Kapoor starrer ‘Sanju’, based on the life of actor Sanjay Dutt, rocked the Box Office by earning a whopping Rs 120.06 crore on the opening weekend.

Film critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh took to Twitter to share the news.

He tweeted, “#Sanju sets the BO on fire… Gets #JaaduKiJhappi from the audience… Collects Rs 46.71 cr on Sun, MIND-BOGGLING… Has an EXCEPTIONAL 100 cr+ opening weekend…

Emerges HIGHEST OPENING WEEKEND of 2018… Fri 34.75 cr, Sat 38.60 cr, Sun 46.71 cr. Total: Rs 120.06 cr. India biz.”

The film overtook the opening weekend records of ‘Padmavaat’ ( Rs 114 crore), ‘Race 3’ (Rs 106.47 crore), ‘Baaghi 2’ (Rs 73.10) and ‘Raid’ (Rs 41.01 crore).

‘Sanju’ also created history by becoming the highest single day earner with a collection Rs 46.50 crore on Sunday, thereby surpassing the record set the SS Rajamouli’s magnum opus ‘Baahubli 2’.

“#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 Rs 46.50 cr on Day 3 [Sun]. #Sanju has surpassed it, collects Rs 46.71 cr on Day 3 [Sun]. India biz. Boxoffice on fire,” Taran Adarsh further tweeted.

Written and directed by Rajkumar Hirani, ‘Sanju’ stars Ranbir Kapoor as Sanjay Dutt, with Manisha Koirala, Paresh Rawal, Dia Mirza, Sonam Kapoor, Vicky Kaushal, Jim Sarbh and Anushka Sharma in pivotal roles.

The highly-anticipated biopic released on June 29.

Although the film received positive reviews from most, some critics and moviegoers panned it for the overtly blatant attempt at presenting Dutt in a positive light and rebuilding his public image.

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