Last Friday saw the highly anticipated release of Sandeep Reddy Vanga’s Animal, starring Ranbir Kapoor, Anil Kapoor, Bobby Deol, and Rashmika Mandanna. Despite receiving an “Adults Only” certification, the film lived up to the hype, opening with impressive numbers and exceeding expectations.
Domestic Box Office:
Animal has been performing exceptionally well at the domestic box office, with strong collections across the country.
The violent action sequences, a signature of Vanga’s directorial style, seem to have resonated well with audiences, contributing to the film’s success.
International Box Office:
Animal’s success extends beyond India, with the film performing even better than some major international releases.
It opened higher at the worldwide box office than both Hunger Games: Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes and Napoleon.
Unveiling the Factors Behind the Success:
Several factors have likely contributed to Animal’s strong performance, including:
- Star Power: The film boasts a star-studded cast, with Ranbir Kapoor leading the way alongside established actors like Anil Kapoor and Bobby Deol.
- Unique Genre: The “Adults Only” rating and the film’s gritty action sequences have piqued audience interest, setting it apart from mainstream Bollywood fare.
- Directorial Vision: Sandeep Reddy Vanga’s unique style and ability to capture raw emotions have resonated with audiences.
- International Appeal: The action genre, with its minimal reliance on language, transcends borders and has proven popular with international audiences.
- Looking Forward:
With its impressive opening and strong word-of-mouth, Animal is poised to continue its box office dominance in the coming weeks. The film’s success further solidifies Sandeep Reddy Vanga’s position as a leading director in Indian cinema and demonstrates the growing global appeal of Indian films, particularly those with strong action elements.
Ranbir Kapoor has emerged as a box office force in the overseas market, solidifying his position as the second highest-grossing actor of 2023. With a total collection of USD 24.45 million from just two releases, Kapoor has surpassed established names like Ranveer Singh, Salman Khan, and even Sunny Deol.