‘RRR’ smashes records to emerge as India’s biggest blockbuster

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.

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