The period action film starring Ram Charan, Jr. NTR, Alia Bhatt, and Ajay Devgn has surpassed Aamir Khan's 3 Idiots, English Vinglish and others.
Last Updated: 05.22 AM, Nov 08, 2022
S.S. Rajamouli's 'RRR' opened in Japanese theatres on October 21, 2022, and recorded the highest opening to date for an Indian film. While the results did not surprise many, one certainly was keen to find out how far the film would go in terms of box office collections and whether it had the legs to end as one of the biggest of all time.
Well, as per the latest trade updates, RRR has lived up to all the expectations as the film enters the list of the top 5 highest-grossing Indian films at the Japanese box office. Over the course of the 17-day theatrical run, the film has managed to gross ¥185 million which amounts to Rs. 10.34 crores and by all means, the Telugu period epic is a bona fide blockbuster in Japan.
By virtue of these numbers, RRR becomes the third highest-grossing Indian film of all time at the Japanese box office is only behind Rajamouli's 'Baahubali: The Conclusion' and Rajinikanth-starrer 'Muthu'. 'Baahubali 2' is said to have grossed JPY330 million with Muthu, a massive cultural phenomenon in Japan during its release, earning more than ¥400 million or Rs. 22.35 crores.
RRR has overtaken Rajkumar Hirani's ensemble film '3 Idiots' (JPY170 million), Gauri Shinde's 'English Vinglish' starring Sridevi (JPY140 million), 'Pad Man' starring Akshay Kumar, and several other big releases in its pursuits. The epic action film, starring Ram Charan and Jr. NTR, is reportedly the widest Indian release in Japan to date with 209 screens and 31 IMAX screens across 44 cities and prefectures. Distributed by Keizo Kabata's Twin, the film is said to have already recovered its promotional costs and entered the profits stage with new box office records now in sight.
RRR's worldwide collections are close to Rs. 1190 crores in gross figures with the North American market alone contributing as much as Rs. 118 crores. With director S.S. Rajamouli's enjoying enviable fame in Japan and his previous release 'Baahubali: The Conclusion'running for a year in theatres in 2017, one can expect RRR to repeat the feat or even go past Baahubali 2 in due time. More updates to follow soon.