Ranbir Kapoor’s ‘Animal’ Roars at Box Office with Rs 116 Crore Global Opening on Day 1

Ranbir Kapoor’s ‘Animal’ Roars at Box Office

Ranbir Kapoor’s ‘Animal’ has made a striking debut at the domestic box office. Despite mixed reviews that criticized the film for perceived misogyny, much akin to director Sandeep Reddy Vanga’s previous work ‘Kabir Singh,’ it has resonated with audiences. According to industry tracker Sacnilk, the film has grossed Rs 63.8 crore nett in India.

Globally, the movie’s opening day collection stands at an impressive Rs 116 crore. Domestically, it amassed Rs 76.1 crore, while internationally, it garnered Rs 39.9 crore.

In the Delhi NCR region, the film featured in 1318 screenings with an impressive 79% occupancy. Mumbai showcased ‘Animal’ in 1040 screenings with an over 55% occupancy rate. Meanwhile, in Telugu, the film’s 316 screenings in Hyderabad recorded an 82% occupancy. However, the Tamil version in Chennai, with 88 screenings, experienced only a 30% occupancy

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Shah Rukh Khan’s ‘Jawan’ emerged as the highest grossing movie of the year, earning a whopping Rs 75 crore on its opening day. ‘Pathaan’ previously held the second spot with a collection of Rs 57 crore, but now ‘Animal’ has taken over. ‘Tiger 3’ follows closely behind with an opening collection of Rs 44.50 crore. Meanwhile, ‘Sam Bahadur’ starring Vicky Kaushal has only managed to earn Rs 5.5 crore nett in India. Although ‘Animal’ is expected to perform better than ‘Sam Bahadur,’ the mixed reactions to Ranbir Kapoor’s film may impact the success of Vicky Kaushal’s movie.

In 2018, Sandeep’s previous movie, ‘Kabir Singh,’ made an impressive start at the box office, earning Rs 20.21 crore. However, it went on to exceed expectations and collected a total of Rs 278 crore nett in India. On the other hand, Ranbir Kapoor’s biggest hit so far is ‘Sanju,’ directed by Rajkumar Hirani, which grossed a whopping Rs 342.53 crore. ‘Sanju’ also held the record for the highest opening day collection, amassing Rs 34.75 crore. However, this record was recently surpassed by ‘Animal