In a cinematic showdown, Ranbir Kapoor’s Animal emerges victorious, outpacing Shah Rukh Khan’s Pathaan in global and Indian opening day collections. The crime epic, directed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga, amassed a staggering Rs 63.80 crore on its debut, setting the stage for an even more impressive second day.
As of 4:30 pm on Saturday, Animal has already prowled its way to Rs 30 crore, as reported by industry tracker Sacnilk. Predictions indicate a potential total of Rs 66 crore on the second day, spanning all languages in India. The film maintained a robust 57.05 percent Hindi occupancy, showcasing its widespread appeal.
Renowned trade analyst Ramesh Bala underscored Animal’s dominance in second-day advance bookings. The film secured the top spot with Rs 29 crore, surpassing rivals Jawan and Leo. Bala’s social media post exclaimed, “Animal North America Gross $2.5 Million & Counting. Setting the box office on fire. Highest grossing Hindi film on Day 1.”
Despite its global success, Animal faces a challenge to surpass Pathaan’s second-day collections. While Animal raked in Rs 116 crore worldwide on day one, Pathaan clinched Rs 70.50 crore on day two. The clash intensifies as Animal aims to roar louder than Pathaan in the coming days.
Featuring stellar performances by Anil Kapoor, Rashmika Mandanna, and Bobby Deol, Animal has ignited mixed reviews. Fans laud Ranbir Kapoor’s portrayal, while critics scrutinize director Sandeep Reddy Vanga’s controversial storytelling. The clash with Sam Bahadur at the box office adds another layer of competition, with the Vicky Kaushal-starrer biopic earning Rs 5.50 crores on its opening day.
The Animal phenomenon continues to captivate audiences globally, promising an exhilarating ride at the box office in the days to come.