The Arjun Kapoor, Sanjay Dutt and Kriti Sanon starrer Panipat did well on the third day, consolidating the healthy first weekend at the box office.
Ashutosh Gowarikar can heave a sigh of relief as Panipat showed better growth on Saturday and Sunday as compared to Pati Patni Aur Woh.
Based on the third and last battle of Panipat between the Maratha warriors and Afghan King Ahmad Shah Abdali, Panipat had earned good reviews from critics but the clash with Pati Patni Aur Woh impacted its first day opening. Though the reviews from the audience is trending positive as per BookMyShow.com, the opening of the film was below the mark, minting just Rs 4.12 crore from 2395 screens.
The second day earnings of the war drama shot up by 40% and collected Rs 5.73 crore. As per early estimates, the collections grew further on Sunday by another 40%, collecting somewhere between Rs 8-9 crore and bringing the three days collections to Rs 18.50-19 crore. However, this will still be considered as poor collections considering the big budget, costing around Rs 75 crore (Production Cost: 65 Crore & Prints & Advertising Cost: 10 Crore) until some big turn around happens on Sunday.