Ranbir Kapoor-starrer Animal’s box office collection is inching closer to Rs 800 crore mark globally after spending almost two weeks at the ticket windows. Directed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga, Animal has managed to maintain its ground at the box office despite collections dipping everyday in its second week. According to industry tracker Sacnilk, the film minted Rs 10 cr all-India net on its second Wednesday, its lowest figure since its release on December 1.
The film’s total now stands at Rs 467 cr all-India nett. Animal will look to mint in the similar range on Thursday and not slip into single digit as it enters its third weekend, which would be the most crucial one for the film in terms of breaking lifetime records of some of the films it is competing with –Gadar 2 and Pathaan.
To put it in context, the Rs 10-cr second Wednesday of Animal is the same as that of Sunny Deol’s Gadar 2. While Shah Rukh Khan’s Pathaan had released on a Wednesday (January 25) so its second Wednesday fell in week one, which helped its collections which were a whopping Rs 18 cr. Shah Rukh’s other release of the year, Jawan, minted Rs 9.6 cr on its second Wednesday.
Out of the Rs 467 cr nett, Animal’s Hindi total is around Rs 423 cr. In terms of pure Hindi nett, Animal will now chase to break the record of Pathaan (Rs 524 cr) and Gadar 2 (Rs 525 cr), thereby needing more than Rs 100 cr from this point onwards. On an all-India front, Animal will try to eclipse Pathaan’s Rs 545 cr haul.
For the film to achieve these records, it is important that Animal has a fantastic third weekend, because post Sunday, the film will then have just three days before its showcasing is substantially reduced as Shah Rukh Khan’s third release of the year, Dunki, arrives on Thursday.
A day after the Rajkumar Hirani comedy drama is released, Prabhas’ actioner Salaar will hit the screens on December 22. The two big Christmas releases’ word of mouth will then determine where Animal eventually lands in its collections.