Director S.S. Rajamouli’s eagerly awaited epic, RRR, starring Jr. NTR, Ram Charan, Alia Bhatt and Ajay Devgn in an extended cameo, was delayed for the umpteenth time after earlier announcing that it would arrive in January, owing to a new set of theatrical restrictions, arising from the threat posed by the Omicron variant of COVID-19 and the effect it might have had on the movie’s box office collection. Well, now the movie has finally released, with theatres all over the country returning to normalcy, including 100% occupancy and night shows, too, operating as before. Well, if you’re among those who’ve already watched RRR on day 1 or are eagerly looking forward to it, then its box office opening is sure to send your excitement through the roof.
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Check out how RRR has decimated the box office on day 1…
Andhra Pradesh + Telangana: ₹110 crore gross / ₹75 crore share
Karnataka: ₹16 crore gross / ₹8.80 crore share
Tamil Nadu: ₹10 crore gross / ₹5.50 crore share
Kerala: ₹4 crore gross / ₹1.50 crore share
Rest of India: ₹25.50 crore gross / ₹12.10 crore share
India Total: ₹165.50 crore gross / ₹110.90 crore share
Overseas: ₹70 crore gross
Worldwide Total: ₹235.50 crore gross
In doing so, SS Rajamouli’s RRR has also claimed the record for the biggest ever in the history of Indian cinema. So, which all movies has the Jr NTR and Ram Charan starrer (with Alia Bhatt and Ajay Devgn in extended cameos) beaten to claim the top spot? Here’s the new list of the top ten biggest openers of Indian cinema, including all languages (Note: only domestic and not overseas collections have been considered, owing to the difficulty to source overseas numbers, but, worldwide, too, RRR is Indian cinema’s biggest opener)…
RRR: ₹165.50 crore gross
Baahubali 2: ₹152 crore gross
Saaho: ₹100 crore gross
2.0: ₹70.30 crore gross
War: ₹53.30 crore nett
Thugs of Hindostan: ₹52.25 crore nett
Happy New Year: ₹44.97 crore nett
Bharat: ₹42.30 crore nett
Prem Ratan Dhan Payo: ₹40.35 crore nett
Baahubali: ₹50 crore gross
(Note: Nett figures have been taken for Bollywood movies and gross figures for South films as that’s how the collections are reported.)
Let’s now see where RRR lands in terms of the highest weekend, highest first week and biggest lifetime grossers of Indian cinema.
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