While he waits for Shamshera’s release, a look at how Ranbir Kapoor’s best-performing films opened at the box office on their first day.
Actor Ranbir Kapoor is all set to return to the big screen after four years with his upcoming film Shamshera. Given its grand scale, Shamshera has been touted as one of the greatest films of Ranbir’s career. If all goes according to plan for the actor and the film, it could register one of his biggest openings yet. Several of Ranbir’s films have also received strong openings before. Here’s a look at his five films that recorded the highest opening day grosses of his career at the box office. Ranbir was last seen in Sanjay Dutt’s biopic Sanju. (Read also: Sanjay Dutt shows Ranbir Kapoor the real Sanju walk)
On Tuesday, film trading analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted a list of Ranbir’s best opening films at the box office. Ranbir’s best performing film on the first day at the counter remains in Sanju in 2018. Considered by many to be his best performance to date, the film was directed by Rajkumar Hirani. It did business from 34.73 crore on the first Friday alone. Sanju followed by Besharam, which also featured Ranbir’s parents Neetu Kapoor and Rishi Kapoor. The movie deserved 21.56 crore on the first day.
Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone starrer-Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani takes the third spot on the list with an opening of 19.45 Cr. While Karan Johar’s Ae Dil Hai Mushkil started with: 13.30 crore, Tamasha performed well and collected 10.94 crore at the box office.
While movie insiders the fate of shamshera, the film is likely to be well received through presales. The film, directed by Karan Malhotra, marks the first collaboration between Ranbir Kapoor and Sanjay Dutt.
Set in the 19th century in the fictional city of Kaza in India, Shamshera tells the story of a warrior tribe who are captured, enslaved and tortured by a ruthless authoritarian General Shudh Singh (played by Sanjay Dutt). The film will hit theaters on July 22. Ranbir told Hindustan Times about the film: “In the beginning, as an actor, when you hear the story of a movie, you decide very instinctively if you want to be part of the story if it excites you, if you think it’s a a large audience will be captivated and then work will follow.”
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