Despite facing competition from several releases, Ranbir Kapoor’s Sanju became the third biggest grosser in the history of Bollywood movies. Thus, this Rajkumar Hirani directorial has crossed the lifetime business of Hirani’s own PK. This achievement is stupendous because the film reached the milestone without a single holiday or long weekend. Other than Sanju, Babubali 2 is the only movie that has crossed 300 crores mark without any holiday or long weekend.
As per the box office reports, the film earned 3.94 crores in the fifth week to take its total domestic box office collection to 341.22 crores after 35 days. The film lost a large number of screens in its third week because of several new releases, otherwise, it would have surpassed 360 crores mark. Even now, more than a month after its release, it is still taking on new films head on, refusing to budge.
Film trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted the figures. He wrote, “#Sanju surpasses *lifetime biz* of #PK… Now THIRD HIGHEST GROSSING *Hindi* film… [Week 5] Fri 45 lakhs, Sat 87 lakhs, Sun 1.15 cr, Mon 35 lakhs, Tue 40 lakhs, Wed 38 lakhs, Thu 34 lakhs. Total: ₹ 341.22 cr. India biz.”
Sanju is a biopic on controversial actor Sanjay Dutt and stars Ranbir Kapoor in the title role. The film traces the life of Sanjay from his entry into Bollywood to the present.
The box office collection of the film is as follows:
Week 1: ₹ 202.51 cr
Week 2: ₹ 92.67 cr
Week 3: ₹ 31.62 cr
Week 4: ₹ 10.48 cr
Friday (Day 29): ₹ 0.45 cr
Saturday (Day 30): ₹ 0.87 cr
Sunday (Day 31): ₹ 1.15 cr
Monday (Day 32): ₹ 35 lakhs
Tuesday (Day 33): ₹ 40 lakhs
Wednesday (Day 34): ₹ 38 lakhs
Thursday (Day 35): ₹ 34 lakhs
Total: ₹ 341.22 cr ALL TIME BLOCKBUSTER