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Updated December 18th, 2023 at 08:19 IST

Animal box office day 17: Ranbir Kapoor starrer becomes fastest ₹500 crore grossing film in India

Animal has become the fourth Hindi film to breach the ₹500 crore mark at the domestic box office. The film hit the big screen on December 1.

Animal movie poster
Animal movie poster | Image:Animal Film/X
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Ranbir Kapoor starrer Animal hit the big screens in December along with Vicky Kaushal's Sam Bahadur. The Sandeep Vanga Reddy directed has been dominating the domestic box office ever since, and has now become the fourth Hindi film to gross over ₹500 crore. In the 17 days of its theatrical run, Animal has scripted history by becoming the fastest film to achieve the feat surpassing the likes of Pathaan, Jawan, and Gadar 2

Animal scripts history at the box office 

On its third weekend, Animal minted a total close to ₹27 crore at the domestic box office, as per early estimates provided by Sacnilk. On Sunday, the movie raked in ₹15 crores taking its total lifetime collection to a staggering ₹512.94 crore. The movie continues to hold steady at the ticketing counter and as per trade analyst Sumit Kadel, it is eyeing a lifetime collection of close to ₹580 crore in just the domestic market. 

A screengrab of Sumit Kadel's post | Sumit Kadel/X

By making a smashing entry in the ₹500 crore club, Animal has broken several records. The Ranbir Kapoor starrer became the fastest Hindi film to achieve the feat surpassing Atlee-directed Jawaan which minted a staggering total in 18 days. Not only this, Animal has also become the only A-rated movie to breach the ₹500 crore mark at the domestic box office. Additionally, the film continues to do exceptionally well at the global box office as well. The Ranbir Kapoor-Rashmika Mandanna action drama has already crossed ₹827.36 crore globally, as per the team.

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Ranbir Kapoor flashes a smile in the Animal BTS video 

Actor Amanjot Singh, who was the part of Ranbir Kapoor’s ferocious squad in the movie Animal, shared a sneak peek of behind-the-scenes from the shooting of the action drama, with fans cheering up for the ‘best squad’. Directed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga, Animal stars Ranbir Kapoor, Anil Kapoor, Bobby Deol, and Rashmika Mandanna in lead roles. The flick revolves around the complex relationship between a business magnate Balbir Singh (Anil) and his son Arjun Singh (Ranbir).

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Taking to Instagram, Amanjot shared Reel videos, which show him sitting next to the driver’s seat in a lavish car. Ranbir is seen driving the car in his Animal avatar and flaunting his cute smile. He gave the music of the song ‘Duniya Jalaa Denge’ by B Praak and Jaani to his video. The other video shows Ranbir and his boys smiling for the cameras, all dressed up in formal suits. The video was captioned as: “on the way”. Fans took to the comment section and wrote: “bhailog”, “the best squad in the entire movie”, “you guys were too good”, “movie ki Jaan hai sab”. The film also stars Triptii Dimri, Shakti Kapoor, Prem Chopra, and Suresh Oberoi, among others. Meanwhile, Ranbir was last seen in Tu Jhoothi Main Makkaar alongside Shraddha Kapoor.

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(With inputs from IANS) 

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Published December 18th, 2023 at 08:19 IST

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