Ranbir Kapoor’s Sanju is unstoppable at the box office and has surpassed the lifetime collections of Padmaavat to emerge as the highest grosser of 2018.
In doing so, Rajkumar Hirani’s biopic on the life of actor Sanjay Dutt has also become the seventh Hindi film in the history of Indian cinema to gross Rs 300 crore. Other films that have grossed Rs 300 crore in India are PK, Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Sultan, Dangal, Tiger Zinda Hai and Padmaavat.
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh confirmed the film’s glorious feat on his social media handles. The film entered the elite Rs 300-crore club in the third weekend.
Non-holiday… Non-festival release… #Sanju crosses ₹ 300 cr mark… Now eyeing the *lifetime biz* of #BajrangiBhaijaan, #TigerZindaHai and #PK… Nett BOC… India biz… ALL TIME BLOCKBUSTER. #Sanju benchmarks… Crossed ₹ 50 cr: Day 2 ₹ 100 cr: Day 3 ₹ 150 cr: Day 5 ₹ 200 cr: Day 7 ₹ 250 cr: Day 10 ₹ 300 cr: Day 16 India biz. ₹ 300 cr Club and its members… #PK  #BajrangiBhaijaan  #Sultan  #Dangal  #TigerZindaHai  #Padmaavat  #Sanju  NOTE: #Baahubali2 [Hindi; 2017] is the ONLY film in ₹ 500 cr Club. Nett BOC. India biz.
Sanju is now eyeing for competing against the box office collections of PK, Bajrangi Bhaijaan and Tiger Zinda Hai. The film has already surpassed the lifetime collections of Sultan and Padmaavat.
Considering the fact that there is still quite some time before any other big film makes its way to the big screen, Sanju just might get the job done and emerge as the second highest grossing Hindi film of all times and Ranbir’s biggest film till date.
Despite multiple releases, including Soorma and Antman and the Wasp, Sanju still managed to hold its stronghold at the box office in the third weekend. Now, it’ll be interesting to see how the film will perform in its third week as it will give a better insight into the film’s lifetime collections.
Sanju, which stars an ensemble cast alongside Ranbir Kapoor, is based on the controversial life of Sanjay Dutt, mainly depicting three phases of his life — drug abuse, the women in his life and his 1993 imprisonment. The film was released worldwide on June 29.