Shahid Kapoor and Kiara Advani starrer Kabir Singh might have courted major controversy, but that could not affect its box office report card. A Hindi remake of Telugu film Arjun Reddy, Kabir Singh crossed Rs 250 crore within a month of its release and has become the biggest hit of 2019 so far, surpassing URI’s lifetime collection of Rs 245.36 crore.
The Sandeep Reddy Vanga directorial released on June 21 and received mixed reviews from critics. But a strong word of mouth about Shahid’s performance turned into a boon for the film which ended up setting the cash registers ringing.
Running in its fourth week, Kabir Singh currently stands at numero uno in the list of highest grossing Hindi films of 2019 so far. It trumped Vicky Kaushal’s URI on Friday, earning a total of Rs 249.60 crore (Rs 3.32 crore on Day 21). Despite other Hindi releases like Article 15 and Malaal, and Hollywood’s Spider-Man: Far From Home, Kabir Singh held its ground strongly. With Hrithik Roshan’s Super 30 releasing this weekend, it is yet to be seen whether Kabir Singh’s golden run will get hampered.
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh had tweeted a break-up of Kabir Singh’s box office performance, week wise. He wrote, “#KabirSingh biz at a glance…
Week 1: ₹ 134.42 cr
Week 2: ₹ 78.78 cr
Week 3: ₹ 36.40 cr
Total: ₹ 249.60 cr
ALL TIME BLOCKBUSTER.”
Taran also shared the major collections of Kabir Singh’s journey. He wrote, “#KabirSingh benchmarks…
Crossed ₹ 50 cr: Day 3
₹ 100 cr: Day 5
₹ 125 cr: Day 7
₹ 150 cr: Day 9
₹ 175 cr: Day 10
₹ 200 cr: Day 13
₹ 225 cr: Day 16
Will cross ₹ 250 cr on Day 22
Follow all the latest updates about Shahid Kapoor and Kiara Advani starrer Kabir Singh.
Shahid Kapoor on his character Kabir Singh: Wanted to take up this as a challenge
In an interview with indianexpress.com Shahid Kapoor shared, "The good thing about Kabir Singh is that I was getting to play a type of character that had a lot to do as an actor, and I was getting to do it in a film that I think is pretty wide in its appeal. The love story in it is also so different. So I didn’t think much. I wanted to take up this as a challenge. I didn’t want to ruin it, that’s all."
Kabir Singh crosses Rs 250 crore mark
Film trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted, "#KabirSingh stays strong, despite #Super30 making a dent in biz [multiplexes specifically]... [Week 4] Fri 2.54 cr. Total: ₹ 252.14 cr. India biz."
Kabir Singh box office collection at glance
Taran Adarsh had earlier shared, "#KabirSingh biz at a glance...Week 1: ₹ 134.42 cr; Week 2: ₹ 78.78 cr; Week 3: ₹ 36.40 cr; Total: ₹ 249.60 cr; India biz. ALL TIME BLOCKBUSTER."
Highest grosser of 2019
Kabir Singh has already become the highest grosser of 2019, surpassing Vicky Kaushal's URI: The Surgical Strike. Till its 21st day, the film has earned Rs 249.60 crore.
Sandeep Reddy Vanga on the criticism against Kabir Singh
In an interview with Film Companion’s Anupama Chopra, director Sandeep Reddy Vanga spoke about the criticism Kabir Singh has received. He dismissed the criticism as “pseudo” and said that he did not expect this much rage against the film.
'Shahid Kapoor really proud of you'
Bosco Martis took to his Instagram account and praised Kabir Singh actor Shahid Kapoor. Sharing a photo with Shahid, he wrote, "To my bro who’s burning it @ the box office @shahidkapoor really proud of you 🤘🏼. #boscolesliemartis #director #choreographer #boscocaesar #bcdc #lifeatbcdc #blmvibe #shahidkapoor."
Ram Gopal Varma on Kabir Singh's success
Ram Gopal Varma earlier tweeted, "Amazing thing about @imvangasandeep is that his story and it’s characters are the exact opposite of what the film industry always believed, what the audience will love and relate to .. #KabirSingh ‘s monstrous success proves that he knows the actual reality of the audience."
Kabir Singh to be affected by Super 30
Shahid Kapoor starrer Kabir Singh is expected to be overpowered by Hrithik Roshan's Super 30 which released this Friday. Film trade analyst Girish Johar told indianexpress.com, "Kabir Singh has done its leg work. It's the perfect time for the release of Super 30."
Kabir Singh becomes the highest grosser of 2019
Ramesh Bala shared on twitter, "#KabirSingh crossed ₹ 250 Crs All-India Nett.. It is also the highest grossing Hindi movie of 2019.. Beating #UriTheSurgicalStrike"