The month of December is shaping up to be an exciting time for Bollywood fans, with two major clashes at the Indian box office. One of these clashes is just days away, with Vicky Kaushal’s Sam Bahadur taking on Ranbir Kapoor’s Animal on December 1st.
Animal is currently in the lead with advance bookings, but Sam Bahadur is slowly picking up pace. As of November 28th, Sam Bahadur has sold approximately 18,861 tickets for its opening day, while Animal has sold over 200,000 tickets.
Despite Animal’s early lead, Sam Bahadur has the potential to do well at the box office. The film is a biographical war thriller based on the life of India’s first field marshal, Sam Manekshaw. It is directed by Meghna Gulzar, who has a proven track record of making critically acclaimed films.
Sam Bahadur is expected to get a boost from positive word-of-mouth, as it is likely to be a well-made film that celebrates the life of an Indian hero. While Animal may be the bigger draw initially, Sam Bahadur has the potential to have a long and successful run at the box office.
“While Animal has taken an early lead in advance bookings, Sam Bahadur is gradually gaining momentum. The film’s overall advance booking numbers are still modest, but they suggest that it has the potential to find an audience at the Indian box office.”
With just 3 days to go for the release, the pace of advance booking is expected to increase. With almost Rs. 1 crore already being accumulated, Sam Bahadur is expected to close its opening day pre-sales by garnering over or around Rs. 2.50 crores gross. If this happens, it will be a good result.In the initial battle, Animal will take a massive lead. However, everything will depend on how the content works with the audience. Overall, the advance booking for Sam Bahadur is encouraging and it has the potential to do well at the box office.