Sanju stayed reasonably steady in the week gone by as its overall score currently stands at 337 crore*. It did grow over the weekend again and then sustained during the weekdays to keep bringing in some moolah.
The film is now in breathing distance of PK [340.8 crore] and Tiger Zinda Hai [339.25 crore]. These milestones should be surpassed in the current week and once that happens, Sanju will emerge as te biggest grosser ever of Rajkumar Hirani. This isn’t all as an even bigger feat awaits the film. Dangal is the biggest ever Bollywood grosser at 387.38 crore and Sanju would be next only to that. All Time Blockbuster.
Other Hindi release in the running, Soorma, did slow down in the second week. The film was quite ordinary and the numbers primarily came from up North. The Shaad Ali film currently stands at 28 crore and in the process has managed to just about edge past the lifetime total of Diljit Dosanjh‘s Phillauri [27 crore].
The sports drama would wrap up around the 30 crore mark and is basically a coverage affair. For Shaad Ali though the film is a bit of a relief since his OK Jaanu had folded up at 23.64 crore. Now Soorma has done slightly better. That said, the story did have potential to take the film towards the 50 crore total and in that perspective it has been a missed opportunity for all involved.
*Estimates. Final numbers awaited
Note: All collections as per production and distribution sources