Pagalpanti box office collection day 3: John Abraham’s comedy can’t crack ₹20 crore, is iced by Frozen II
The madcap ensemble comedy genre has seen its first failure of the year, with Pagalpanti opening to underwhelming box office figures. Previously, similar films such as Total Dhamaal and Housefull 4 had witnessed great success at the domestic box office.
According to a Box Office India report, Pagalpanti could manage only around ₹20 crore in its opening weekend. This falls short of Total Dhamaal, which had made ₹62.4 crore in its first weekend, and Housefull 4, which made over ₹53 crore in its first three days. Pagalpanti fell short of even last week’s Marjaavaan, which opened to ₹23 crore in its first weekend.
Pagalpanti, starring John Abraham, Arshad Warsi, Anil Kapoor, Kriti Kharbanda, Pulkit Samrat and others, made approximately ₹5 crore on day one, ₹6.25 crore on day two and ₹8.25 crore on day three. The film has received poor reviews across the board. The Hindustan Times review called it ‘a collection of improvised scenes rather than a film made from a real script. The performances are wooden, dialogues stilted and regressive, and the story – well, there isn’t one. This one is best avoided.’
Meanwhile, Disney’s Frozen II is in a deadlock with Pagalpanti, with gross earnings of ₹22 crore and nett earings of ₹19.1 crore. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh wrote that the animated sequel made ₹3.3 crore on day one, ₹7.5 crore on day two and continued an upward trend on Sunday, with earnings of ₹8.6 crore.
Sidharth Malhotra and Tara Sutaria’s Marjaavan is inching towards the ₹50 crore mark at the box office, but can’t be declared a success quite yet, considering its hefty budget. Ayushmann Khurrana’s Bala crossed the ₹100 crore mark at the India box office over the weekend.
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