RRR is positioned well at the moment to reap great rewards at the Japanese box office and end up among the highest grossing Indian films in the country.
Last Updated: 05.31 AM, Oct 23, 2022
Pan-Indian blockbuster RRR has reached Japan on an emphatic note along with the film's core team. Director S.S. Rajamouli and the two lead actors Ram Charan and Jr. NTR have been soaking up all the love that the Japanese fans have showered on them and it is apparent from the reception that Indian films have a bona fide market in Japan. RRR, which released in Japanese theatres on October 21, has reportedly collected ¥18 million (Rs. 1.06 crores) on the opening day to take the biggest opening for an Indian film in Japan.
Yes, according to the latest trade reports, the period film has surpassed the Prabhas starrer Saaho to own this rather enterprising record to its name. Saaho, which is said to have grossed close to Rs. 90 Lakh on its opening day, is among the all-time highest grossers in Japan but considering RRR’s fandom across the globe, the film has every chance to make solid impressions in this new territory. RRR is currently positioned to gross about ¥60 million or Rs. 3.35 crores in its opening weekend in Japan.
Japan, or the East Asian market in general, has been a major contributor to the overseas success of several Indian films over the years faring very well in the country. Be it Aamir Khan’s Dangal or 3 Idiots, the 2012 film English Vinglish starring Sridevi, the 1992 film Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman starring Shah Rukh Khan, or the superstar Rajinikanth starrer Muthu, Indian films of a variety of genres and scales have charmed the Japanese audiences. S.S. Rajamouli’s own Baahubali: The Conclusion is ranked among one of the highest grossers to date in Japan.
As far as RRR in Japan is concerned, the makers would certainly hope to leverage the opening for something big over the course and ensure that the film lives up to the hype surrounding its release. RRR is currently placed at the number 4 position in the list of highest-grossing Indian films across the globe and the film has been quite the rage in the North American, European, and other markets with many wishing for the film to be part of the upcoming Oscars race. Reportedly, RRR is the most expensive Indian film made to date.