The Farhad Samji directed Akshay Kumar starrer Bachchhan Paandey that also features Kriti Sanon, Arshad Warsi and Jacqueline Fernandez, released on Friday. After much hype and promotions, the SajidNadiadwala produced film opened on a good note. But will the immense buzz around the film translate into box office collections is the question.
In this box office report, we take a look at the opening day collections of Bachchhan Paandey while comparing the same to films that have released in theatres post the pandemic. Collecting Rs. 13.25cr on Day 1, Bachchhan Paandey ranks as the second highest opening day grosser post the pandemic after the previous Akshay Kumar starrer Sooryavanshi that collected Rs. 26.29 cr on its opening day.
On the other hand, Bachchhan Paandey does manage to surpass the opening day business of other releases like Ranveer Singh starrer 83 that collected Rs. 12.64 cr, Alia Bhatt starrer Gangubai Kathiawadi that collected Rs. 10.50 cr, The Kashmir Files that collected Rs. 3.55 cr, Allu Arjun’s Pushpa: The Rise - Part 1 that collected Rs. 3.33 cr, Rajkummar Rao – Bhumi Pednekar’s Badhaai Do that collected Rs. 1.65 cr, and Amitabh Bachchan starrer Jhund that had collected Rs. 1.38 cr.
Currently given the festivities over the Holi weekend, Bachchhan Paandey is expected to see good growth in collections. Trade predictions paint a positive opening weekend collections target for the film. However, last week’s release The Kashmir Files that continues to pull in audience will certainly dampen the overall business of the film.
Highest Opening Day Grossers Post the Pandemic at a glance:
Sooryavanshi - Rs. 26.29 cr
Bachchhan Paandey - Rs. 13.25cr
83 - Rs. 12.64 cr
Gangubai Kathiawadi - Rs. 10.50 cr
The Kashmir Files - Rs. 3.55 cr
Pushpa: The Rise - Part 1 - Rs. 3.33 cr
Badhaai Do -Rs. 1.65 cr
Jhund - Rs. 1.38 cr