Box Office Battle Day 1 – Pati Patni Aur Woh Becomes Highest Opening Film Kartik Aaryan, Panipat Stumbles


The Kartik Aaryan, Ananya Panday and Bhumi Pednekar starrer Pati Patni Aur Woh lead the box office on its first day at the box office while Arjun Kapoor, Sanjay Dutt and Kriti Sanon starrer Panipat struggled.

Morning Show Occupancy Report – Pati Patni Aur Woh Opens Well, Panipat Is Poor

Pati Patni Aur Woh

After giving a solid hit this year with Luka Chuppi, Kartik Aaryan has another reason to smile as Pati Patni Aur Woh opened on a good note on the first day at the box office defeating Arjun Kapoor starrer Panipat by a huge margin.

Based on the 1978 B.R Chopra’s classic, Pati Patni Aur Woh took a good opening of 20% in the morning shows across from 2000 screens which was better than Kartik Aaryan’s previous release, Luka Chuppi. The audience review was good as per which helped Pati Patni Aur Woh score somewehere between Rs 8.5-9.5 crore (as per early estimates. Though the collections will fall short of the double digit opening, it will still become the highest opening day film of Kartik Aaryan beating Luka Chuppi (Rs 8.01 crore).

Expect another good news coming on the way as Saturday collections will be huge for Kartik Aaryan, Bhumi Pednekar and Ananya Panday starrer. The budget of Pati Patni Aur Woh is Rs 40 crore (Production Cost: 30 Crore & Prints & Advertising Cost: 10 Crore)

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Panipat opened below expectations as the collections did not improve much in the evening and nights on its first day.

Based on the third and last battle of Panipat between the Maratha warriors and Afghan King Ahmad Shah Abdali, Panipat has earned good reviews from critics but the clash with Pati Patni Aur Woh impacted its morning show opening which was between 8-10% across India. Audience were satisfied with Panipat as per which helped the collections to end between Rs 4.5-5 crore as per early estimates. This is a poor collections considering the big budget, costing around Rs 75 crore (Production Cost: 65 Crore & Prints & Advertising Cost: 10 Crore)

Though Ashutosh Gowarikar makes a good comeback after poorly reviewed Mohenjodaro, this is a setback for Arjun Kapoor who needs to deliver hit after giving flops like Namaste England and India’s Most Wanted and Sanjay Dutt who has not been able to make a successful comeback after forgettable Bhoomi, Sahib Biwi Aur Gangster 3 and Prassthanam.

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