On October 21, SS Rajamouli’s magnum opus RRR became Japan’s third highest-grossing Indian film, surpassing Aamir Khan’s 3 Idiots. In 17 days, the film, which was released on 209 screens and 31 Imax screens in 44 Japanese cities and prefectures, grossed JPY 180 million.
In Japan, the lifetime earnings of 3 Idiots amount to 170 million JPY. With 180 million yen, RRR has surpassed 3 Idiots to grab the third spot on the list of highest-grossing Indian films.
Muthu, which was released 24 years ago, is still the highest-grossing Indian film of all time in Japan, having grossed JPY400 million. SS Rajamouli’s Baahubali 2 has grossed 300 million yen at the box office, placing it in second place. The director’s RRR currently occupies the third spot.
SS Rajamouli, Ram Charan, and Jr. NTR promoted their film while they were in Japan about three weeks ago. RRR is a work of fiction that takes place in the pre-independence era of the 1920s and is inspired on the real-life exploits of two well-known rebels and actual heroes named Alluri Sitarama Raju. and Komaram Bheem. While Ram Charan played the role of Ram, Tarak was portrayed as Bheem.
RRR, which grossed over Rs. 1 billion globally during its theatrical run and was well-praised for its jaw-dropping action sequences, was recently re-released in various U.S. locations as part of the Beyond Fest.
In October, the film was screened at TCL Chinese Theatre to a resounding reception from the audience. A source from Deadline verified that the theater’s 932 seats sold out in twenty minutes. Since its re-release, the film has grossed $221,156.