RRR box office: Ram Charan, Jr NTR starrer creates a storm on opening day but collects less than Baahubali 2

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SS Rajamouli’s RRR (Hindi) has been one of the highly anticipated films of 2022. The film stars Ram Charan, Jr NTR along with Alia Bhatt and Ajay Devgn. As RRR was released this Friday, its first day collections have been released and it started with a bang. RRR first day box office collections are phenomenal as it raked in Rs 19 crores on day 1. There will be another Rs 2-2.50 crore nett plus coming from the Telugu version in Hindi circuits as well.

Going by the latest trends, this period action film becomes the second-best opening amid the pandemic after Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif starrer Sooryavanshi. This is definitely a commendable number. However, RRR collected less than Rajamouli’s previous all-time blockbuster Baahubali 2, it is not even close to the film’s first day collections. As RRR collected Rs 19 crores on day 1, Baahubali 2: The Conclusion minted Rs 41 crores at the box office which is twice RRR’s collections.

The first day numbers are excellent considering it being a South film, however, the film’s collection will grow over the weekends. Yes, it has a huge budget and high costs associated with it and hence, good footfalls are expected for the film. Considering that Rajamouli’s previous film Baahubali was a blockbuster, fans have higher expectations from this magnum opus.

 

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Bollywood Bubble gave 4 stars to RRR. A part of the review read, “If you’re a fan of SS Rajamouli, Ram Charan, Jr NTR, high octane action scenes, crazy slow-mos, then this is the one. Prepare yourself for some ‘wohoos’ and whistles because you will be doing that throughout the 3-hour long movie. The moment you sit on that seat of the theatre, it will teleport you to a different world, guess that is the magic of Rajamouli’s directorial venture. Many films have been made on freedom struggle; however, Rajamouli decided to take this theme with a touch of emotion that one can relate to it immediately.

Directed by SS Rajamouli, RRR was released on March 25 in the theatres.

Also read: EXCLUSIVE: After Baahubali, does SS Rajamouli feel the pressure to deliver with RRR? Filmmaker answers!