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Kabir Singh box office collection day 6: Shahid Kapoor film is a monstrous hit, earns Rs 120.81cr

Kabir Singh is on a record breaking spree at the domestic ticket windows and collected Rs 15.81 crore on Wednesday.

bollywood Updated: Jun 27, 2019 11:55 IST
HT Corrrespondent
HT Corrrespondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Kabir Singh,Shahid Kapoor,Shahid Kabir Singh
Shahid Kapoor and Kiara Advani play lead roles in Kabir Singh.

Bollywood actor Shahid Kapoor’s latest outing Kabir Singh is continuing its dream run at the domestic ticket windows, collecting Rs 15.81 crore on the sixth day of the release. Directed by Sandeep Vanga, Kabir Singh also stars Kiara Advani. Despite being panned for the misogyny and toxic masculinity, Kabir Singh is on a record breaking spree at the domestic ticket windows. The film now stands at a total of Rs 120.81 crore.

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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!”

Offering a comparison of how long Kabir Singh took to cross the Rs 100-crore-mark, Taran had earlier written that Kabir Singh accomplished the feat 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), but in over 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.”

Despite the harsh reviews, the audiences have remained unaffected and have been showering the film with all their love at the ticket windows. 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, but also made it to the top Sunday numbers of the year. Toppling Salman Khan’s Bharat by Rs 2 crore, the film made Rs 28 crore.

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 previous best was Sultan, which made Rs 15 crore on Monday in 2016. Kabir Singh collections rose over the weekend and have maintained a steady flow even on weekdays. It earned Rs 22 crore on Saturday and Rs 27.7 crore on Sunday. With Rs 16 crore on Monday and Rs 16.5 crore on Tuesday, the film has been performing remarkably well.

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.

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First Published: Jun 27, 2019 09:56 IST