In a cinematic showdown, Ranbir Kapoor’s much-anticipated gangster action drama Animal has hit the silver screens today, December 1, creating waves of excitement among fans and cinephiles alike. The film, directed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga of “Kabir Singh” fame, promises a thrilling experience with its star-studded cast, including Rashmika Mandanna, Anil Kapoor, Bobby Deol, and Tripti Dimri.
Box Office Dominance
From the word go, ‘Animal’ has stamped its authority at the box office, setting the stage for a groundbreaking opening day. With bookings reaching a staggering Rs 60 crore, the movie has already surpassed the pre-release buzz of Vicky Kaushal’s ‘Sam Bahadur.’ The three national chains—PVR, INOX, and Cinepolis—witnessed a spectacular advance booking sale, totaling around 4.5 lakh tickets for the film on the first day alone.
The film’s opening day ticket sales amounted to a whopping Rs 33.97 crore, involving 13 lakh ticket transactions. This monumental success continued over the first seven days. With a cumulative gross of Rs 57.61 crore, driven by a massive 23.5 lakh ticket sales. Animal is now eyeing a coveted spot as the third Bollywood movie to cross the Rs 100 crore gross mark worldwide on its opening day.
Longest Indian Film
Adding to its list of achievements, ‘Animal’ stands tall as one of the longest Indian films ever, with an approved runtime of 3 hours and 21 minutes. The Central Board of Film Certification awarded the movie an ‘A’ rating, ensuring it caters to the 18+ age group. Telugu-speaking states, particularly Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, have spearheaded the ‘Animal’ pre-sales, closely followed by the national capital, Delhi. Beyond Indian borders, the film is projected to make a significant impact, aiming for a substantial Rs 41 to Rs 50 crore on the first day.
Head-To-Head With Shah Rukh Khan
In a box office face-off, ‘Animal’ is giving tough competition to Shah Rukh Khan’s “Pathaan,” which opened with Rs 68 crore gross in India. ‘Animal’ is predicted to gross between Rs 100 to Rs 115 crore worldwide on its first day. Thus putting it shoulder to shoulder with the likes of “Pathaan” and “Jawan.”
Directed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga, the film promises a pan-Indian appeal. Therefore, it is released in multiple languages, including Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, and Malayalam. This multilingual strategy positions ‘Animal’ as a cinematic spectacle catering to diverse audiences nationwide. As ‘Animal’ unleashes its cinematic prowess. Thus, the roar of success echoes across theaters worldwide, with its record-breaking box office collections, stellar cast, and international appeal. Therefore, the film is set to leave an indelible mark on the entertainment landscape. The gangster action drama is not just a movie; it’s an experience. Thus inviting audiences to witness the magic unfold on the big screen. Stay tuned for more updates on ‘Animal’ as it continues its triumphant journey through the world of cinema.