Udta Punjab 2nd Saturday Box Office Collection
Shahid Kapoor-Alia Bhatt starrer “Udta Punjab” has finished its first week run at the domestic box office on a good note. “Udta Punjab” recorded the fifth highest first-week box office collection, beating the records of “Kapoor and Sons” (Rs. 46.93 crore). Directed by Abhishek Chaubey, “Udta Punjab” minted Rs. 48.50 crore in seven days from the domestic box office. The film, which talks about drug issue in Punjab, had a good first-week run. The controversy and the strong word of mouth helped the film maintain a good pace at the box office.
“Udta Punjab” has already shattered the records of “Wazir” (Rs. 41.02 crore), starring Farhan Akhtar and Amitabh Bachchan, and now it will break Kareena Kapoor Khan and Arjun Kapoor’s “Ki and Ka” (Rs. 52.31 crore) record. Meanwhile, at the worldwide box office, the film has grossed Rs. 75 crore mark in seven days. The opening weekend overseas box office collection and gross seven days domestic earnings took its worldwide income to Rs. 75.82 crore.
In weekdays, Udta Punjab failed to maintain decent pace and faced big dip in its business graph. With regular decrease in its occupancy, it minted the amount of 4.50 crores on Monday, 4 crores on Tuesday, 3.40 crores on Wednesday and 2.80 crores on Thursday. After a week, total collection of the movie was recorded as 48.50 crores on domestic box office, which is the 5th highest opening week collection record of this year so far. Now it has entered in the second week and due to Diljit Dosanjh’s new Punjabi movie Sardaar Ji 2, it is facing heavy competition in north Indian regions.
On its 2nd Friday, as expected Udta Punjab witnessed more than 55% of drop than previous day and added the amount of 1.70 crore* to its account. With this, its 8 days total domestic collection has become 50.20 crores*. “Udta Punjab,” produced by Anurag Kashyap’s Phantom Pictures and Ekta Kapoor’s Balaji Telefilms, is a hard-hitting take on the issue of drug trafficking in Punjab. The film features Shahid, Alia, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Diljit Dosanjh in the lead roles.