Tokyo, March 18 - SS Rajamouli's Oscar-winning blockbuster RRR
is having a dream run at the Japan box office. Despite being in its 22nd week, the period action drama is putting insane numbers and has now crossed the historic milestone of $10 million there.
Released in October last year, the Jr. NTR and Ram Charan-fronted flick has so far collected approx. ¥1360 million or $10.13 million or INR 84 crores in 21 weeks. The collection of RRR witnessed a huge jump in its 21st week after the film's Oscar win.
It is insane that the 21st-week collection (¥125 million) of RRR is the highest so far in its box office run in Japan and it is almost 6 times higher than the 9th week of collection (¥21 million) which is the lowest week-wise total of the movie so far.
At one point, it was looking difficult for RRR to even cross ¥500 million after the slow start in Japan. However, ever since the movie started making noise in award seasons, the collections started soaring and eventually hit the coveted ¥1 billion mark and now, it is heading towards ¥1.5 billion, possibly by next week.
The total worldwide collection of RRR now stands at approx. 1210 crores, becoming the 3rd highest-grossing Indian movie ever. It has crossed the lifetime collection of Yash-fronted KGF: Chapter 2
which grossed approx. 1208 crores worldwide.