Ranbir Kapoor's latest movie, 'Animal' directed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga, roared into theaters on December 1, marking an impressive start at the box office. Going head-to-head with Meghna Gulzar's 'Sam Bahadur' the film managed to carve its own success story.
According to trade analyst Taran Adarsh, 'Animal' raked in an outstanding Rs 63.80 crore on its opening day across all languages. This accomplishment is particularly noteworthy considering it was a non-holiday release, lacked the support of a film franchise, featured no superstar cameos, carried an 'Adults' certificate, and had a runtime exceeding three hours. Despite these challenges, the film surpassed expectations, securing the title of the biggest opener for both an 'Adults' certified film and Ranbir Kapoor.
In the Hindi version alone, 'Animal' amassed an impressive Rs 54.75 crore on the first day, as reported by Taran Adarsh. This marked a career-best opening for Ranbir Kapoor. The clash with 'Sam Bahadur' didn't deter the film's success, proving its mettle at the box office.
The narrative of 'Animal' revolves around a compelling father-son relationship portrayed by Anil and Ranbir Kapoor. Ranbir's character, fiercely protective and obsessive about his father's love, confronts anyone who poses a threat to this bond. The film, spanning 3 hours and 21 minutes, was released in five languages: Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, and Malayalam.