Director SS Rajamouli’s ‘RRR’ has broken more records at the box office as global collection figures for its third day have arrived. After a bumper opening day where it broke Baahubali: The Conclusion’s long-standing record for all-time best opening by an Indian film, it registered a strong weekend as well.
The film earned ₹118 crores on March 27, taking its worldwide opening weekend earnings to an impressive ₹490 crore. As per trade analysts, this number makes it the highest-earning film in the world this weekend, ahead of ‘The Batman’.
On March 28, trade analyst Manobala Vijayabalan tweeted that ‘RRR’ had earned ₹490 crores globally in its opening weekend. Though the number is impressive, it meant that the film fell short of Baahubali: The Conclusion’s record of the all-time best opening weekend by an Indian film. ‘Baahubali 2’ had made ₹526 crores in its opening weekend.
The film’s Hindi version has shown solid growth too, which has made ₹74.5 crores from its opening weekend. Film trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted on March 28: “#RRR #Hindi is sensational, biz jumps on Day 3… First *Hindi* Film to cross ₹30 cr in a single day [pandemic era]… Mass centres Exceptional… SupeRRRb trending gives hope for a strong Day 4 [Mon]… Fri 19 cr, Sat 24 cr, Sun 31.50 cr. Total: ₹74.50 cr. #India biz.”
The film has also been doing exceptionally well overseas too and has already earned $11 million (approx 83 crores) in the US over the weekend. It is also among the top-grossing films in Australia and New Zealand. As per a tweet by Ramesh Bala, the film is no 1 in box office earnings in Singapore for the weekend.
RRR is a period drama, which stars Jr NTR and Ram Charan in the lead roles.