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Sanju smashes Baahubali 2 record, scores highest single day for a Hindi film

India Today logo India Today 02/07/2018

© Movietalkies When Rajkumar Hirani decided to make a biopic on Sanjay Dutt a year back, little did he know that the film will break the biggest records in Bollywood. At a time when a Salman Khan film in being declared a dud, Ranbir Kapoor and Hirani have proved that content is king. If Sanju baba's colourful life has got many takers, fans are also thronging the theatres for Kapoor and Hirani.

© Movietalkies Such has been the crazy business at the box office that Sanju has not just become the biggest opener of 2018, but the biopic has also recorded highest single day collection for a Hindi film.

© Movietalkies After beating Race 3's record of the biggest opener of 2018, Sanju has collected Rs 120.06 crore in its opening weekend. If the film opened to a spectacular Rs 34.75 crore, it went onto collect Rs 38.60 crore and Rs 46.71 crore on Saturday and Sunday respectively.

Ranbir Kapoor, Prabhas are posing for a picture © Provided by India Today But what has caught the fancy of many that Sanju has broken the record of Baahubali 2 (Hindi) by recording highest single day for a Hindi film. Baahubali 2 (Hindi) had collected Rs 46.50 cr on Day 3, while Sanju has surpassed it by earning Rs 46.71 cr on its Day 3.

Not only this, Sanju has also emerged as the highest opening weekend of 2018.

Directed by Rajkumar Hirani, Sanju has become the seventh film to enter the Rs 100-crore club this year, after Padmaavat, Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety, Raid, Baaghi 2, Raazi and Race 3.

The film, which also stars Sonam Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, Dia Mirza, Paresh Rawal, Vicky Kaushal and Manisha Koirala, hit the screens on June 29.

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