- 'Kabir Singh' is 2019's highest earning Hindi film
- 'Kabir Singh' continues to rake in box office crores
- 'Kabir Singh' is the Hindi remake of Telugu film 'Arjun Reddy'
Kabir Singh, which marked Shahid Kapoor's biggest opening score till date, continues to rake in box office crores in its fourth week. On Tuesday, Kabir Singh added Rs 1.60 crore to the total amount, which is now at Rs 263.19 crore, tweeted trade analyst Taran Adarsh: "Kabir Singh [Week 4] Fri 2.54 cr, Sat 3.75 cr, Sun 4.05 cr, Mon 1.65 cr, Tue 1.60 cr. Total: Rs 263.19 cr. India biz." In its third week, Kabir Singh displaced Uri: The Surgical Strike to become the highest earning movie of 2019. Kabir Singh turned out to be a much bigger success than the original Telugu version - Arjun Reddy, which made over Rs 50 crore.
Read Taran Adarsh's tweet here:
#KabirSingh [Week 4] Fri 2.54 cr, Sat 3.75 cr, Sun 4.05 cr, Mon 1.65 cr, Tue 1.60 cr. Total: Rs 263.19 cr. India biz.— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) July 17, 2019
Kabir Singh adds one more blockbuster to Shahid Kapoor's resume after last year's Padmaavat. Kabir Singh opened to much criticism from critics and cine-goers for promoting toxic masculinity but audiences still flocked in at the theatres to make it a box office success. Shahid Kapoor, who has never really defended his character in the movie, dedicated a heartfelt note to fans and wrote: "Thank you for understanding him, forgiving him, loving him with all your heart. We all fall apart. And we all must strive to rise from our faults... He is flawed, so are we all... The most flawed character I have ever played has become my most loved."
Your love is so overwhelming words will always fall short. Thank you for understanding him forgiving him and loving him with all your heart. We all fall apart. And we all must strive to rise from our faults. To be better. To be wiser. To be kinder. He is flawed. So are we all. You didn't judge him you experienced him. You understood him. I have never ever felt so thankful. The most flawed character I have ever played. Has become my most loved. Indeed indian cinema and the audience has come a long way. More power to brave choices. More power to you all for your maturity and humanness. You have given me wings to fly. To not only be burdened by the need to be loved to be a star but to have the courage to be hated in equal measure to be an actor. Here's to cinema mirroring life. To protagonists who don't have to be restricted by their goodness and can be human and imperfect. There is perfection in imperfection and that is the beauty and the challenge of this human life. Thank you. Again and again. You all are the heroes of this story.
Meanwhile, the box office remains proof of Kabir Singh's stronghold at the theatres, as it braved not only criticism but the recently concluded Cricket World Cup, Wimbledon and more releases such as Ayushmann Khurrana's Article 15 and Hrithik Roshan's Super 30.