‘Kabir Singh’ Box-Office Report: Shahid Kapoor-Kiara Advani get a smashing opening day collection
‘Kabir Singh’ is undoubtedly one of the biggest hyped films of this year. The Shahid Kapoor and Kiara Advani starrer is a remake of the blockbuster Telugu film, ‘Arjun Reddy’, and it has been getting some great reviews from the critics. The film’s first day collection justifies the glorious word-of-mouth that ‘Kabir Singh’ is getting. Shahid Kapoor’s stellar performance and Kiara Advani’s subtle grace are being loved by the masses and classes. The film’s on a record breaking spree as it went on to amass ₹20.21 cr on day 1.
Trade expert Taran Adarsh took to social media to share the figures. He wrote, “#KabirSingh is terrific on Day 1… Emerges Shahid Kapoor’s biggest opener [surpasses *Day 1* biz of #Padmaavat: ₹ 19 cr]… Biggest *non-Holiday* opening day of 2019 [surpasses #TotalDhamaal: ₹ 16.50 cr]… Is a craze amongst the youth… Fri ₹ 20.21 cr. India biz (sic).”
Indeed, the movie has been hyped much more than any of Shahid’s recent films, and the reason is the fantastic content of the film. Shahid has bettered his previous best of Day 1 collections by overtaking ‘Padmaavat’. All this despite the fact that the movie is an ‘A’ rated one. So anyone below the age of 18 years isn’t going to see the film.
Taran went on to also rate ‘Kabir Singh’ as the fourth biggest opener of the year. He wrote, “Top 5 *Day 1* biz… 2019 releases…1. #Bharat ₹ 42.30 cr [Wed] 2. #Kalank ₹ 21.60 cr [Wed] 3. #Kesari ₹ 21.06 cr [Thu] 4. #KabirSingh ₹ 20.21 cr [Fri] 5. #GullyBoy ₹ 19.40 cr [Thu] NOTE: #KabirSingh is the *only* film in this list to have the traditional Friday release (sic).”
The good part about the success of ‘Kabir Singh’ is that it’s a non-holiday release, and people are loving it like anything. Taran went on to talk about that as well. He wrote, “#Uri. #TotalDhamaal. #LukaChuppi. #Badla. #AvengersEndgame. #DeDePyaarDe. Now #KabirSingh… Non-holiday releases, yet successful… Proves yet again, deliver qualitative content and non-holidays will turn into a celebration/festival for investors. Note: 2019 releases (sic).”
Shahid Kapoor and Kiara Advani are yet to give out any statement of jubilation at the fantastic opening of the film. Let’s wait and watch what they have to say. Also, the collections are bound to increase with such great word-of-mouth publicity.