‘RRR’ Nears ₹1,000-crore Mark, Becomes 3rd Highest Grossing Indian Film Globally
With RRR, director SS Rajamouli has created yet another movie office hit. At the global box office, the film is approaching the Rs 1000 crore mark. RRR has already surpassed Salman Khan’s Bajrangi Bhaijaan and Aamir Khan’s Secret Superstar to become the third highest-grossing Indian film of all time. Aamir Khan’s Dangal (Rs 2024 crore) is in the first place, followed by another Rajamouli blockbuster, Baahubali 2: The Conclusion (Rs 1810 crore).
Film trade analyst Manobala Vijayabalan shared on Twitter, “#RRR with ₹969.24 cr BEATS #SecretSuperstar[₹966.86 cr] and #BajrangiBhaijaan[₹969.06 cr] lifetime figure to become the 3rd HIGHEST grossing Indian film of all time.” Dangal, Baahubali 2, RRR, Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Secret Superstar, PK, 2.0, Baahubali: The Beginning, Sultan, and Sanju top the list of highest-grossing Indian films.
In the second week of the film’s release, Vijayabalan also shared a breakdown of the film’s worldwide box office receipts. “#RRR WW Box Office Week 1 – ₹ 709.36 cr Week 2 Day 1 – ₹ 41.53 cr Day 2 – ₹ 68.17 cr Day 3 – ₹ 82.40 cr Day 4 – ₹ 20.34 cr Day 5 – ₹ 17.61 cr Day 6 – ₹ 15.25 cr Day 7 – ₹ 14.58 cr Total – ₹ 969.24 cr.”
In pre-independence India, RRR tells the fictional story of India’s freedom fighters Komaram Bheem (Jr NTR) and Alluri Seetharama Raju (Ram Charan). Alia Bhatt and Ajay Devgn, both from Bollywood, make cameo appearances in the film.
On Saturday, film trade analyst Taran Adarsh said that RRR had grossed Rs 213.59 crore in the Hindi belt. He tweeted, “#RRR [Week 3] refuses to slow down, RRRock-solid on [third] Fri… Continues to attract substantial footfalls in mass circuits… Expect higher numbers today and tomorrow [third Sat and Sun]… Fri 5 cr. Total: ₹ 213.59 cr. #India biz.”
It’s unclear whether the picture will break the Rs 1000 crore barrier this weekend, or if it will be hampered by the release of holiday films like Vijay’s Beast, Yash’s KGF: Chapter 2, and Shahid Kapoor’s Jersey.