Sanju, the biopic based on the life of Sanjay Dutt is hitting theatres on 29 June 2018. The film has already created a lot of buzz because of its teaser, trailer, and songs. Also, it is releasing on over 4000 screens and hence it is expected to take one of the biggest openings of 2018 among all Hindi films. Sanju is receiving a sound response in terms of big advance in the multiplexes. Will Sanju First Day Collection set a new record at the box office? We have to wait to know the answer to this question. Meanwhile, here are the early estimates for the film’s performance on its opening day.

Ranbir Kapoor in Sanju

Success of Biopics in Bollywood

If we look at the previous records of biopics in the Bollywood then we can say that these types of films receive a positive response at the box office. One of the reason is the presence of historic characters. Although sports biopics have become more successful as compared to other types of films in the theatres. Some of the examples of popular biopics are :

  • Mary Kom
  • MS Dhoni: The Untold Story
  • Dangal
  • Bhaag Milkha Bhaag
  • Neerja

A still from movie Sanju

Effect of Rajkumar Hirani’s Presence

The director of Sanju, Rajkumar Hirani has earlier directed many popular films which have done a huge business at the box office and turned out to be blockbusters. The last two releases by him namely, 3 Idiots and PK had done a great business and rocked in the theatres all over the world. Sanju is a director film and Rajkumar Hirani is known for giving many hits. Rajkumar Hirani’s last four films with their net collection are:

  • Munna Bhai MBBS – 24 crores
  • Lagey Raho Munna Bhai – 74 crores
  • 3 Idiots – 202 crores
  • PK – 340 crores

A Still from Sanju


Day 1 Collection Early Estimates

Sanju first day collection is believed to be one of the biggest openings for the year 2018. Ranbir Kapoor has got a wonderful chance to regain his lost momentum on the big screen. His last release, Jagga Jasoos could not perform well and disappointed everyone. We can expect the opening of Sanju to be over Rs. 25 crores. The early estimates for the film is going to be around Rs. 25-30 crores. Now, the question comes to mind, “will it emerge as the highest grosser of 2018?”. For this, we will have to wait till the tomorrow’s evening. More updates about the film will be made available soon.

Update: Sanju took the highest opening of the year 2018 and earned Rs. 34.75 crores at the box office. Despite being a non-holiday film, it has earned an excellent amount on its first day. Also, it is by far the highest opener of Ranbir Kapoor’s film career.

First Published on: 16:01 pm - 28, Jun 2018
Author: author image Piyush Chugh
Piyush Chugh is an established film critic, and Bollywood Trade analyst. He brings to you the latest box office news and collection updates.
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