Shahid Kapoor’s film Kabir Singh has created a fine benchmark for the industry. With its release, the film has been attracting huge number of audiences to the cinema theatres as is evident from the last days of its collection board. Earning a total of Rs 104 crore in just five days of its release, Shahid has left the industry in shock as Kabir Singh comes out to be his first solo entering the 100 crore club .
Actor Shahid Kapoor has been receiving flak for his choice of this role and film with his latest release, Kabir Singh, but the film has set the cash registers ringing high at the domestic ticket windows. The film has already crossed the coveted Rs 100 crore-mark in just five days of its release.
Directed by Sandeep Vanga, Kabir Singh also stars Kiara Advani in a prominent role.
As per trade analyst Taran Adarsh, the film made Rs 16.5 crore on Tuesday, taking the total earnings to Rs 104 crore. The film opened up earning a lot of critical comments on its ‘toxic masculinity’ and misogynistic attitude. Taran on this mentioned, “The overwhelming success of Kabir Singh has left the industry shocked and stunned. All calculations have gone for a toss.”
Offering a comparison of how quickly Kabir Singh took to cross the Rs 100 crore mark, Taran mentioned that Kabir Singh has accomplished the feat faster than Akshay Kumar’s Kesari (7 days), Ranveer Singh’s Gully Boy (8 days) and not to forget the ensemble comedy Total Dhamaal (9 days). There’s only one movie that crossed the mark quicker, that was Salman Khan’s Bharat, in four days, but the film was released in over 1000 more theatres than Kabir Singh.
Despite the harsh reviews, the audiences have remained unaffected. Kabir Singh is a remake of the 2017 Telugu hit Arjun Reddy which has been on a record-breaking spree since its release on June 21. After becoming the top opener for Shahid Kapoor and top non-holiday opening film of 2019 with Rs 20 crore, the movie has broken the record for the biggest Sunday numbers of the year. Toppling Salman Khan’s Bharat by Rs 2 crore, Kabir Singh made it close to Rs 28 crore. The film has earned Rs 20 crore on Friday, Rs 22 crore on Saturday and Rs 27.7 crore on Sunday. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh noted that Kabir Singh’s success has defied several setbacks, despite of no hike in ticket prices and a non-holiday release and not to forget the massive criticism. The previous film that was best in this account was Sultan, which made Rs 15 crore on Monday in 2016.