The Sandeep Reddy Vanga directed Animal has set the box office on fire in its opening weekend as the Ranbir Kapoor film has collected Rs. 206 crores in India in just 3 days. After opening at Rs. 63.80 crores, Animal jumped to Rs. 67.27 crores on Saturday.
According to early estimates, the Sunday total of Animal is in the range of Rs. 73 to 75 crores, thereby entering the Rs. 200 crore club in style. The film is headed to collect Rs. 65 crores in Hindi, whereas the Tamil and Telugu dubbed versions are looking to score in the range of Rs. 8.50 to 9.50 crores. With this, the Hindi-only total of Animal stands around Rs. 178 crores, whereas Tamil and Telugu versions aggregated Rs. 27 crores through the weekend.
Animal is running riot across the board and has even faced a capacity cap through the opening weekend at multiple places. The lack of tickets among the audience will lead to a strong spillover on Monday and the film is all set to pass the Monday test with flying colors.
The Ranbir Kapoor film has done well across the board - be it multiplexes or single screens - and it's a case of scaling new heights going forward. One must note that these numbers are coming in for an A-rated film in a clash scenario, a phenomenon never seen before. It's the youth & masses that have helped Animal score record numbers at the box office