The inaugural week of December has unfolded as a cinematic spectacle, treating audiences to a diverse array of films from both Bollywood and the South Indian film industry.
Among the notable releases, 'Animal,' starring Ranbir Kapoor and directed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga, stormed the screens with an unstoppable force akin to a tsunami. Concurrently, Vicky Kaushal's exceptional portrayal in 'Sam Bahadur' earned accolades, despite facing challenges in forging a strong audience connection following its simultaneous release with 'Animal.' On another front, the Telugu film 'Hi Nanna,' a collaborative effort between Natural Star Nani and actress Mrunal Thakur, directed by Shouryuv, hit theatres on December 7th, swiftly winning hearts with positive reviews and making waves on the big screen across multiple languages, including Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, and Hindi. ALSO READ: DEETS INSIDE: Bollywood Power Couple RaLia's Net Worth Roars to 885 Crore Post Marriage
'Animal' touches 700 crore mark & Roars in the USA:
Ranbir Kapoor's stellar performance in 'Animal' resonated not only in India but across the globe, especially in the USA. Surpassing Aamir Khan's 'PK' and Ranveer Singh-Alia Bhatt's 'Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani,' 'Animal' emerged as the 7th highest-grossing film in the USA. With a robust $9.3 million opening week, the film added $2.3 million in its second weekend, totalling $11.6 million. Poised to surpass records set by 'Padmaavat' and 'Dangal,' the Sandeep Reddy Vanga directorial has unexpectedly transformed into an epic ride, reaching the remarkable milestone of 700 crores.
'Sam Bahadur' Hits 50 Crore Mark:
Despite initial challenges, Meghna Gulzar's 'Sam Bahadur,' featuring Vicky Kaushal, crossed the 50 crore mark at the box office. Second-weekend collections propelled the film to Rs 56.55 crore, meeting trade expectations amid the absence of new releases until December 21st.
'Hi Nanna' Joins $1 Million Club:
The Telugu film 'Hi Nanna,' directed by Shouryuv and starring Nani and Mrunal Thakur, created a buzz with positive reviews. Within just three days of release, the film swiftly entered the prestigious $1 million club, showcasing its impressive performance at the box office. Monday's collections will play a pivotal role in determining the overall success of the film.
The first week of December has seen a triumphant blend of Bollywood and South Indian cinema, with 'Animal,' 'Sam Bahadur,' and 'Hi Nanna' making waves at the box office. Ranbir Kapoor's 'Animal' stands tall as a global blockbuster, while 'Sam Bahadur' and 'Hi Nanna' carve their success stories with strong box office performances.