SS Rajamouli’s magnum opus RRR, which was released in Japan on October 21, has become the second highest grossing Indian film in Japan, overtaking the filmmaker’s own Baahubali 2. The film starring Ram Charan and Jr NTR, which was released in 209 screens and 31 Imax screens across 44 cities and prefectures in Japan, has become the fastest Indian film to breach the JPY300 million club, reportedly earning more than ₹17 crore. Also read: RRR beats Aamir Khan’s 3 Idiots to become third highest grossing Indian film in Japan
RRR has reportedly collected JPY305 million, approximately ₹17.9 crore, in 34 days and has registered over 2 lakh footfalls, as per a poster shared by box office tracker T2BLive on Twitter. Rajinikanth’s Muthu, which was released 24 years ago, remains the highest grossing Indian film of all time in Japan with a box office collection of JPY400 million, approximately ₹23.5 crore. RRR is at the second position with earnings of JPY305 million.
Three weeks ago, SS Rajamouli along with Ram Charan and Jr NTR was in Japan to promote their film. RRR is a fictional story set in the 1920s pre-independent era and is based on the lives of two real heroes and well-known revolutionaries – Alluri Sitarama Raju and Komaram Bheem. While Ram Charan played Ram, Jr NTR was seen as Bheem.
RRR, which grossed over ₹1000 crore worldwide during its theatrical run and was celebrated for its breath-taking action set pieces, recently re-released across several cities in the US as part of the Beyond Fest. In October, the film was showcased at TCL Chinese Theatre and was received with thunderous response from the audience. A Deadline report confirmed that the 932 seats in the theatre were sold out in 20 minutes. From the single show, the film minted $21,000, taking its cumulative box-office earnings from re-release to $221,156.
SS Rajamouli had attended the Governor’s Awards earlier this week in Los Angeles; the Oscars campaign begins with full force with the Governor’s awards. A day after RRR was ignored for India’s entry for Oscars 2023, SS Rajamouli was signed by American talent agency Creative Artists Agency (CAA) for the film’s Oscars campaign.
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