SS Rajamouli’s RRR, starring NTR Jr and Ram Charan in the lead roles, continues to mint money months after its release date. RRR is now racking numbers in Japan after crossing the Rs 1000 crore milestone worldwide. RRR was screened in 31 IMAX and 209 screens in Japan across 44 cities and prefectures.
According to Variety, in a week, RRR collected JPY73 million (Rs 4 crore), earning the top spot for the highest first-week collections for an Indian film in Japan. The film opened on November 10. RRR emerged as the highest-grossing foreign film of the week, ahead of Jurassic World Dominion, The Bad Guys, and Spencer.
Meanwhile, With a box office collection of JPY400 million (Rs 22 crore), Muthu remains the highest-grossing film in Japan. Muthu was released in cinemas and on limited screens and ran for a year. Other high-grossing films in Japan include SS Rajamouli’s Baahubali: The Conclusion, Akshay Kumar’s PadMan, Aamir Khan’s 3 Idiots, Baahubali: The Beginning, Sridevi’s English Vinglish, and Amir Khan’s Dangal.
RRR has also become a phenomenon for the West, with many acclaimed filmmakers like Scott Derrickson and James Gunn praising the film.
Plot of RRR
The film tells the story of two freedom fighters and friends — Komaram Bheem and Alluri Sitarama Raju who fight side by side against the British company. RRR recently won the Best International Film award at the 50th Saturn Awards. It was nominated in multiple categories, including Best International Film, Best Director, and Best Action Adventure.