Ranbir Kapoor’s Animal, directed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga, is keeping calm at the box office after a phenomenal run that crushed negative reviews, negative reactions and other hurdles like long running time in low grade A. On the 19th day of its release, the film. earned Rs 5 crore in India, according to industry analyst Sacnilk, taking its domestic total to Rs 522 crore. The film is expected to surpass Sunny Deol’s Gadar 2 (Rs 525 crore) on the all-time chart today, and will aim to surpass Pathan’s Shah Rukh Khan (Rs 543 crore).
Animal opened to a huge audience and has grossed nearly Rs 850 crore worldwide, placing it third among Indian films of the year, behind Pathan and Jawan. Both these blockbusters earned more than Rs 1,000 crore during the release of their films, a figure which seems to be not enough for Animal, for the two competitions it will face this week. Shah Rukh’s third film of the year.
It is expected that Animal will lose most of its theaters because of the two releases, but if even one of them does not do well, guess who will be ready to replace them? Animals has become the highest A-rated film of all time and the biggest in the career of Vanga and Ranbir Kapoor. The film surpassed Meghna Gulzar’s biopic Sam Bahadur, which opened on the same day and earned about one-eighth of what Animal earned.
He also faced negative reviews that called his sad tone and glorification of a killer man. The extended film defended some of the creative choices made by Vanga, who faced a similar backlash when her first two films – Arjun Reddy and Kabir Singh – were released. But the success of Animal was supported by his cinematography, which relishes violence and provocation.