The Farhad Samji directed film Bachchhan Paandey starring Akshay Kumar, Kriti Sanon, Arshad Warsi and Jacqueline Fernandez released last week on Friday. Despite the immense promotions and hype surrounding the film, Bachchhan Paandey started on a less than expected note. After drawing in Rs. 13.25 cr on Day 1, the business of the film which faced stiff competition from the previous release The Kashmir Files faced an uphill task at the box office.
In this box office report, we take a look at the opening weekend collections of Bachchhan Paandey while comparing the same to films that have released in theatres post the pandemic. Collecting Rs. 37.25 cr, Bachchhan Paandey becomes the fourth highest opening weekend grosser post the pandemic. While the business of the film manages to surpass the collections of certain releases like, The Kashmir Files that collected Rs. 27.15 cr, Pushpa: The Rise that collected Rs. 12.68 cr, Badhaai Do that collected Rs. 7.82 cr, and Jhund that collected Rs. 5.58 cr, the business of Bachchhan Paandey does not out beat other releases like Sooryavanshi that collected Rs. 77.08 cr, 83 that collected Rs. 47 cr, and Gangubai Kathiawadi that collected Rs. 39.12 cr.
Currently, Bachchhan Paandey still continues to run in theatres, however the film faces stiff competition with The Kashmir Files remaining as the audiences’ first choice in theatres. Going forward, trade predictions feature rather bleak collections for the film.
Highest Opening Weekend Grossers Post the Pandemic at a glance:
Sooryavanshi – Rs. 77.08 cr
83 – Rs. 47 cr
Gangubai Kathiawadi – Rs. 39.12 cr
Bachchhan Paandey – Rs. 37.25 cr
The Kashmir Files – Rs. 27.15 cr
Pushpa: The Rise – Rs. 12.68 cr
Badhaai Do – Rs. 7.82 cr
Jhund – Rs. 5.58 cr