In the world of cinema, few films manage to create the kind of buzz that Ranbir Kapoor’s latest action thriller, “Animal,” has generated. Directed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga, this film has not only captivated audiences but also shattered box office records, marking a significant milestone in Indian cinema.
A Phenomenal Box Office Journey
“Animal” embarked on its cinematic journey with a bang, quickly gaining momentum in both domestic and international markets. Within just ten days of its release, the film grossed an astonishing Rs 717.46 crore globally. This remarkable achievement places “Animal” in the elite Rs 700 crore club, a feat that few films have managed to accomplish.
The film’s success becomes even more pronounced when compared to other blockbusters. “Animal” has outperformed Shah Rukh Khan’s “Pathaan” and “Jawan” in terms of second Sunday earnings and total collections after the second weekend. It has also surpassed the lifetime worldwide collection of Sunny Deol’s “Gadar 2,” which stood at Rs 686 crore. This puts “Animal” as the third highest-grossing Indian film worldwide in 2023.
The Cast and Plot
“Animal” features an ensemble cast including Rashmika Mandanna, Anil Kapoor, and Bobby Deol alongside Ranbir Kapoor. The film revolves around a complex father-son relationship, with Anil Kapoor portraying the emotionally distant father and Ranbir Kapoor as the troubled, angry son. Despite facing criticism for promoting misogyny and toxic masculinity, the film’s gripping narrative and powerful performances have resonated with audiences, contributing to its box office success.
As “Animal” continues its successful run, there is growing anticipation about whether it will join the Rs 1000 crore club. The film has a critical 10-day window before the release of Shah Rukh Khan’s “Dunki” and Prabhas’s “Salaar,” which are expected to be major contenders at the box office. This period is crucial for “Animal” to maximize its earnings and possibly set new records.