With no major Hindi releases and just names like FOR HERE OR TO GO?, ADRISHYA and HANUMAN VS MAHIRAVANA (animated) listed for release, it is an open field for SANJU to set new benchmarks!
Checking out Salman Khan Films and Tips Industries Ltd’s Salman Khan, Anil Kapoor, Bobby Deol, Jacqueline, Saqib and Daisy starrer, RACE 3, the film crashed badly in the second week collecting 1.75 crore from Bombay (collections from other cinemas unrecieved), 75 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 37.75 lakhs from Surat, 13.50 lakhs from Baroda, 10 lakhs from Rajkot, 40 lakhs from Pune, 11.25 lakhs from Nasik, 11.50 lakhs from Goa, 3.50 lakhs from Belgaum, 1.75 crore from Delhi city, 40 lakhs from Noida, 50 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 38.25 lakhs from Kanpur, 75 lakhs from Lucknow, 27.50 lakhs from Agra, 20 lakhs from Allahabad, 8 lakhs from Aligarh, 15 lakhs from Dehradun, 35 lakhs from Gurgaon, 20 lakhs from Faridabad, 3.25 lakhs from Kurukshetra, 6 lakhs from Panipat, 13 lakhs from Chandigarh, 8.50 lakhs from Jalandhar, 2.50 lakhs from Patiala, 12 lakhs from Amritsar, 12.50 lakhs from Ludhiana, 5 lakhs from Bhatinda,1.75 lakhs from Ambala, 5 lakhs from Jammu, 60 lakhs from Calcutta, 2.50 lakhs from Darjeeling, 10 lakhs from Siliguri, 11.50 lakhs from Patna, 6.25 lakhs from Dhanbad, 10 lakhs from Ranchi, 5 lakhs from Bhubaneshwar, 7.50 lakhs from Guwahati, 9 lakhs from Muzaffarpur, 15 lakhs from Nagpur, 15.50 lakhs from Raipur, 25lakhs from Indore, 8 lakhs from Gwalior (collections from 3 cinemas unrecieved), 15 lakhs from Bhopal (collections from 5 cinemas unrecieved), 60 lakhs from Jaipur (collections from 2 cinemas unrecieved), 10 lakhs from Jodhpur, 5.85 lakhs from Ajmer, 3.25 lakhs from Bikaner, 10 lakhs from Kota, 10 lakhs from Udaipur, 35 lakhs from Hyderabad, 8.25 lakhs from Aurangabad, 50 lakhs from Bangalore, 2.25 lakhs from Mangalore, 5 lakhs from Mysore, 1.75 lakhs from Visakhapatnam and 2 lakhs from Kochi. Adding another 23.50 crore, RACE 3 has netted 167.50 crore in two weeks from India and will not add much, more due to SANJU and end up as an average fare, with some sub distributors loosing. RACE 3 is quite good in the overseas (read as US) grossing nearly $10m with £1,150,000 from UK and $2,650,000 (approx) from the US, till the third weekend (June 21-July 1).
While on Anil Kapoor Film Company and Balaji Telefilms Ltd’s Kareena, Sonam, Swara and Shikha starrer, VEERE DI WEDDING, the film added another 2 crore thus netting 80 crore in four weeks from India and is a hit plus. VEERE DI WEDDING is superb in the overseas grossing $5.50m with £535,000 from UK and $2,650,000 from the US.
Concluding with John Abraham’s PARMANU-THE STORY OF POKHRAN, the film continued to explode mopping up another 3.75 crore, thereby netting 63 crore in five weeks from India and is an above average fare along with decent contributions from the overseas ($500,000 approx from US).
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Meanwhile, as expected and predicted, Rajkumar Hirani’s Ranbir Kapoor and Anushka Sharma starrer, SANJU, is all set to conquer the box-office and has commenced it’s journey by notching up the biggest opening day figure of 2018, netting 35 crore from India, thus beating Salman’s RACE 3 (29 crore). The film continued to show huge growth ending the opening weekend netting 120 crore, which once again is the best weekend ever for an outright Hindi movie, beating Salman’s TIGER ZINDA HAI (115 crore). Given the very steady weekdays run, SANJU is on way to a blockbuster status and a final total of well over 300 crore! SANJU has rocked the overseas grossing nearly $7m with £421,000 from UK and $2,725,000 from the US, during the opening weekend (June 21-July 1).