Ranbir Kapoor film becomes highest opener of 2018


The much-awaited Sanjay Dutt biopic released on Friday. Directed by Rajkumar Hirani of ‘3 Idiots’ and ‘PK’ fame, Sanju trailer promised another blockbuster from the filmmaker and the film hasn’t let down audience in the theaters as well.

Everyone is going gaga over Ranbir Kapoor’s impressive makeover and performance in the role of Dutt and ‘Sanju’ has been labeled as his career-best film so far. The film’s stellar supporting cast has also impressed everyone. From Manisha Koirala in the role of Nargis Dutt to Paresh Rawal as Sunil Dutt and even Vicky Kaushal in the role of Sanju’s BFF in the film, Rajkumar Hirani film is winning hearts once again.

‘Sanju’ has struck the right chords with audience and film critics alike and it has translated into box office success as well. ‘Sanju’ has earned whopping Rs 34.75 crores on day one of its release to become the highest opener of 2018 beating Salman Khan’s ‘Race 3’, Tiger Shroff-Disha Patani’s ‘Baaghi 2’,  Deepika Padukone-Ranveer Singh-Shahid Kapoor’s ‘ Padmaavat ‘ and Kareena Kapoor Khan-Sonam Kapoor’s ‘Veere Di Wedding’ behind.

Ending the dull phase in Ranbir Kapoor’s career, ‘Sanju’ has also emerged as Ranbir Kapoor’s highest opener so far. As per trade analyst Taran Adarsh, ‘Sanju’ is expected to earn Rs 100 crore in its opening weekend itself.

taran adarsh


Non-holiday… Non-festival release… Yet, 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.

taran adarsh


TOP 5 – 2018
Opening Day biz…
1. ₹ 34.75 cr
2. ₹ 29.17 cr
3. ₹ 25.10 cr
4. ₹ 19 cr
[Thu release; incl Wed previews ₹ 24 cr]
5. ₹ 10.70 cr
India biz.
[Hollywood films not included]

After the debacle of his maiden home production ‘Jagga Jasoos’, Ranbir Kapoor has bounced back with ‘Sanju’ and how! Sanjay Dutt biopic has become his biggest opening film so far beating ‘Besharam’ – Rs 21.56 crore ‘Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani’ – Rs 19.45 crore,  ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’ – Rs 13.30 crore and ‘Tamasha’ – Rs 10.94 crore as well.

DNA After Hrs ‘Sanju’ review by Meena Iyer reads: “You don’t need to be a fan or a friend or family member of Sanjay Dutt to invest emotionally in this film. Even if you have a vicarious bent of mind (which most of have) you will take away a lot from Sanju. Watch Sanju—it’s an emotional roller-coaster that will give you the satisfaction of having read a bestseller.”


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