While it has been witnessed that makers skip faceoffs between movies, this time, both Animal and Sam Bahadur makers remained adamant about the release date of the movie.
Fans are all set to witness back-to-back releases of big movies in December 2023. India’s box office is expected to get a huge footfall of audience starting from December 1 as two massive movies Animal and Sam Bahar are all set to be released. Animal vs Sam Bahadur is happening as both of them are releasing on the same date. While it has been witnessed that makers skip faceoffs between movies, this time, both Animal and Sa Bahadur’s makers remained adamant about releasing the movie on the same date seeing Shah Rukh Khan’s movie Dunki will also be released in December 2023. Now, the question arises which movie will perform better? While Sam Bahadur is based on a true story, Animal is a fictional story but Ranbir Kapoor’s dark acting has amped up expectations of fans. Below is which movie is expected to do better based on advance bookings-
Animal vs Sam Bahadur advance booking
As per reports, fans are much more excited to watch Animal. Courtesy of Ranbir Kapoor’s acting and Bobby Deol’s presence, Animal advance booking Day 1 has minted Rs 17.1 crore. Reportedly, more than 5.75 lakh tickets have been sold for over 10,000 shows. Fans are still buying tickets for Animal ahead of its release, therefore the numbers are expected to increase.
Talking about Vicky Kaushal starrer biopic drama, Sam Bahadur has reportedly made about Rs 1.81 crore and about 57,888 tickets have been sold for the first day. This movie will be shown on over 3,000 screens.
It is pertinent to mention here that Animal is not only releasing in Hindi but also in Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, and Malayalam. However, reports suggest that South movie fans did not seem very excited about it. In Telugu, fans spent about Rs 2.44 crore on tickets. In Tamil, the sales reportedly were around Rs 7.17 lakh, and in Kannada and Malayalam, even fewer tickets were sold.
Ranbir Kapoor starrer Animal is all set to give tough competition to Pathaan, Gadar 2, and even highest grosser Jawan. Animal is a thriller film co-written, edited, and directed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga. It is a dark thriller which is based on the bond of a father and son. Talking about its starcast, Animal features Ranbir Kapoor, Anil Kapoor, Rashmika Mandanna, Bobby Deol, Tripti Dimri, and more in the leading roles.
About Sam Bahadur
Sam Bahadur is a true story based on the life of Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw, the Chief of the Army Staff of the Indian Army during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971, and the first Indian Army officer to be promoted to the rank of Field Marshal. The movie is helmed by Meghna Gulzar.