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RRR breaks long-standing Japan box-office record of Rajinikanth's Muthu

According to the news portal, the film collected JPY67.4 ($519,000) over the weekend taking its total to JPY650 million ($5 million), while Muthu collected JPY400 million ($3.07 million) in 1998

Published: 23rd January 2023

SS Rajamouli’s, RRR continues to create new benchmarks. The film, starring Ram Charan and Jr NTR, has emerged as a blockbuster in Japan, surpassed the long-standing record set by Rajinikanth's blockbuster 1996 film, Muthu. With the ascending popularity of RRR in Japan, more IMAX screens have been added, leading to a surge in admissions, according to a report in Variety. 

According to the news portal, RRR collected JPY67.4 ($519,000) over the weekend taking its total to JPY650 million ($5 million), while Muthu collected JPY400 million ($3.07 million) in its release in 1998.

Other notable Indian films to make a mark in Japan include Baahubali 2: The Conclusion, starring Prabhas, with JPY300 million, followed by Aamir Khan’s 3 Idiots with JPY170 million, Sridevi’s English Vinglish with JPY130 million, Akshay Kumar’s PadMan with JPY90 million, Aamir Khan’s Dangal with JPY80 million and Rajamouli’s, Baahubali: The Beginning with JPY75 million.

After its release in March last year, RRR gradually became a global phenomenon in the West, with many acclaimed filmmakers like James Gunn and Scott Derrickson praising the film. The film also bagged the best original song award at the 80th Golden Globes and Best Foreign Language Film at the 28th Critics Choice Movie Awards. 

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