Animal Box Office Collection Day 5: Ranbir Kapoor's "Unstoppable" Film Races Towards Rs 300 Crore

Animal also stars Rashmika Mandanna, Anil Kapoor and Bobby Deol in prominent roles

Animal Box Office Collection Day 5: Ranbir Kapoor's 'Unstoppable' Film Races Towards Rs 300 Crore

Ranbir Kapoor and Triptii Dimri in Animal. (courtesy: YouTube)

New Delhi:

Ranbir Kapoor's Animal has scored the second quickest Rs 250 crore in Bollywood history with a haul of over Rs 34 crore on Tuesday (its fifth day in theatres), reported trade analyst Taran Adarsh. The box office total of the Hindi version is now Rs 250.66 crore and very much counting. The "unstoppable" film is racing towards the300 crore mark and "refuses to slow down on week days," according to Mr Adarsh. Directed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga, Animal co-stars Rashmika Mandanna, Anil Kapoor and Bobby Deol in key roles.

"Animal is 250 not out. Racing towards Rs 300 cr. Refuses to slow down on weekdays. Friday 54.75 cr, Saturday 58.37 cr, Sunday 63.46 cr, Monday 40.06 cr, Tuesday 34.02 cr. Total: Rs 250.66 cr. Hindi version. Nett BOC," posted Taran Adarsh. He added a list of the quickest Rs 250 crore in order – Shah Rukh Khan's Jawan leads trailed by Animal, Pathaan and Gadar 2 – all 2023 releases.

Trade analyst Taran Adarsh had previously informed that Animal(Hindi version) passed "the make-or-break Monday test with distinction marks". With regional dubs contributing another ₹29 crore, Animal's total collection stood at ₹246.23 crore. Sharing a post on X (formerly Twitter), Taran Adarsh wrote, “Animal is a blockbuster. Animal passes the make-or-break Monday test with distinction marks, the exceptional hold on a working day is an eye-opener. Biggest Monday Ever. Friday 54.75 crore, Saturday 58.37 crore, Sunday 63.46 crore, Monday 40.06 cr. Total: ₹ 216.64 crore. Hindi version. Nett BOC. Keeping its unstoppable run in mind, Animal will be a one-horse race till the Christmas biggies arrive. 2023 will go down as a landmark year in the history of Hindi cinema, with three ₹500+ crore films [NBOC]: Pathaan, Gadar 2 and Jawan. Animal has the power and stamina to join this illustrious list. Animal [South Indian languages] Friday 9.05 crore, Saturday 8.90 crore, Sunday 7.23 crore, Monday 4.41 crore. Total: ₹29.59 crore. All languages total: ₹246.23 crore Nett BOC.”

Animal revolves around the troubled relationship between Ranbir Kapoor's Ranvijay Singh and his father Balbir Singh, played by Anil Kapoor. Bobby Deol, who essays the role of antagonist Abrar Haque in the movie, has become a fan favourite. Talking about his character in Animal, Bobby Deol in conversation with news agency PTI, said, “There's good and evil in every human being and what gets the evil out of you is some situation. As an actor, you think as a character. 'I'm doing nothing wrong, I'm right in whatever I do'. You forget how to judge what is right and wrong. I was not put into a situation where I was not convinced or had to be convinced or felt awkward. I felt Abrar, the kind of savage and evil he is, I had to play it that way.”

He added, “He is obsessed with revenge. So, when you get so obsessed, you don't see what is good and bad, you just want to finish someone. That's how it is. In the film, he has suffered... It's a trauma that has made him this Animal kind of a person.”

Animal hit the theatres on December 1 alongside Meghna Gulzar's Sam Bahadur. It has been backed by T-Series Films, Bhadrakali Pictures and Cine1 Studios.