Ranbir Kapoor’ Animal enters the elite 200 crore INR club in three days

If Shah Rukh Khan dominated the show with two releases this year, Ranbir Kapoor is ending 2023 with a bang, after his latest movie Animal crossed the magical Rs 200-crore ($23.9 million) mark at the Box-Office in just three days, since releasing on December 1.

 Ranbir Kapoor from one of Animal’s posters. Photo Courtesy: Taran Adarsh X page

Reporting the figures, prominent film critic Taran Adarsh tweeted: “#Animal packs a BLOCKBUSTER TOTAL in its opening weekend, despite ‘A’ certification… Fri 54.75 cr, Sat 58.37 cr, Sun 63.46 cr. Total: ₹ 176.58 cr. #Hindi version. Nett BOC. #Boxoffice.”

Adarsh said the movie would have put up a stronger show if it had been released solo and not faced competition from Vicky Kaushal’s Sam Bahadur, based on the life of India’s first field marshal Sam Manekshaw.

“Had #Animal arrived solo, without clash and more screens/shows allotted to it, it would’ve easily challenged/overtaken #Jawan *3-day* numbers,” Adarsh wrote.

“#Animal [South Indian languages] Fri 9.05 cr, Sat 8.90 cr, Sun 7.23 cr. Total: ₹ 25.18 cr. Nett BOC. #Boxoffice ALL LANGUAGES TOTAL: ₹ 201.76 cr Nett BOC,” the film critic said.

Director Meghna Gulzar’s Sam Bahadur, on the other end, earned Rs. 25.55 crores ($2.9 million) at the Box Office.

Adarsh wrote on X: “#SamBahadur stands on its feet, despite a hurricane called #Animal… Riding on glowing word of mouth, the day-wise growth – mainly at key metros – saw the biz witnessing a spike on Day 2 and 3… Fri 6.25 cr, Sat 9 cr, Sun 10.30 cr. Total: ₹ 25.55 cr. #India biz.”

Animal is a 2023 Indian Hindi-language action thriller film directed and edited by Sandeep Reddy Vanga and produced by Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar, Murad Khetani and Pranay Reddy Vanga under T-Series Films, Bhadrakali Pictures and Cine1 Studios. The film stars Ranbir Kapoor, alongside Anil Kapoor, Bobby Deol, Rashmika Mandanna and Tripti Dimri.