Rajamouli's 2017 film Baahubali: The Conclusion is currently the second highest-grossing Indian film in Japan with JPY330 million with the Rajinikanth-starrer Muthu leading the box office charts with approx. JPY400 million.
It has been almost eight months since S.S. Rajamouli's RRR made its way into cinema halls but the film continues to make the news for all the right reasons. The period epic starring Jr. NTR and Ram Charan is currently proving its might at the Japanese box office and looks well on course to own another impressive feat to its name.
According to the latest reports, RRR has already grossed over JPY280 million (Rs. 16.10 crores) and has the box office record set by Baahubali: The Conclusion within arm's reach now. Rajamouli's 2017 film is currently the second highest-grossing Indian film in Japan with JPY330 million with the Rajinikanth-starrer Muthu leading the box office charts with approx. JPY400 million.
With the current traction, RRR has a great chance of overtaking Baahubali 2 in the next few days and even ending up as the best-performing Indian film at the Japanese box office. The film released in Japan on October 21 (2022) and scored the best opening-day collections by beating the 2020 film Saaho, starring Prabhas and Shraddha Kapoor.
S.S. Rajamouli's RRR took no time in setting the box office ablaze and in the same pursuits, also grew to become a pop-culture phenomenon across the world. Be it the larger-than-life setting, the grandeur in the performances of the central cast, or the whimsical nature of the storytelling, the film has managed to enthral audiences of all ages and sensibilities with moviegoers in North America, especially, hailing it as a one-of-a-kind big-screen experience. In August of 2022, RRR became the only film in both English and non-English to trend for 14 consecutive weeks on Netflix.
And much to the delight of the fans, S.S. Rajamouli revealed recently that the sequel to RRR is currently in the works with his father and writer K.V. Vijayendra Prasad developing the story. "I have a great idea in hand for RRR 2," said the filmmaker in one of his recent media interactions and asserted that he grew keen on taking on the sequel only because the narrative idea seemed credible and worthy enough.