Shahid Kapoor’s latest outing Kabir Singh is on a record breaking spree. Despite being critiqued for misogyny and toxic masculinity the remake of a Telegu movie did wonders at the box office smoothly swaying past Rs 100 crore marks in 6 days. Mid week box office collection of the movie stands at Rs 120.81 crore.
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted the figures, “#KabirSingh is displaying strong legs at the BO... Refuses to slow down on weekdays... Has eclipsed the biz of all films... Fri 20.21 cr, Sat 22.71 cr, Sun 27.91 cr, Mon 17.54 cr, Tue 16.53 cr, Wed 15.91 cr. Total: Rs 120.81 cr. India biz. BLOCKBUSTER. #KabirSingh is having a dream run at the BO... #KabirSingh has crossed *extended Week 1* biz of #Kesari [Rs 105.86 cr; 8 days], #GullyBoy [Rs 100.30 cr; 8 days] and *Week 1* biz of #TotalDhamaal [Rs 94.55 cr; 7 days] in just *6 days*... #KabirSingh is a MONSTROUS HIT!”
#KabirSingh is having a dream run at the BO... #KabirSingh has crossed *extended Week 1* biz of #Kesari [₹ 105.86 cr; 8 days], #GullyBoy [₹ 100.30 cr; 8 days] and *Week 1* biz of #TotalDhamaal [₹ 94.55 cr; 7 days] in just *6 days*... #KabirSingh is a MONSTROUS HIT!— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) June 27, 2019
Considering the successfull run of other big relaeses this year, Kabir Singh accomplished the feat of joing the Rs 100 crore club faster than Akshay Kumar’s Kesari (7 days), Ranveer Singh’s Gully Boy (8 days) and the ensemble comedy Total Dhamaal (9 days). Only one movie crossed the mark quicker: Salman Khan’s Bharat (4 days)However, the movie was screened in 1000 more theatres than Kabir Singh.
He also tweeted, “The overwhelming success of Kabir Singh has left the industry shocked and stunned. All calculations have gone for a toss.”
Kabir Singh — a remake of the 2017 Telugu hit Arjun Reddy – has broken quite a few records ever since its release on June 21. With an opening of Rs 20 crore, it not only became Shahid’s biggest opener and the top non-holiday opener of 2019.
Taran also noted that Kabir Singh’s success has defied several setbacks — despite no hike in ticket prices (normal among the bigger releases), a non-holiday release and massive criticism.
The film is likely to face major competition Friday onwards since Anubhav Sinha’s Article 15 starring Ayushmann Khurrana is set to hit theatres. Article 15 was recently screened for a select few and the film has been receiving rave reviews.