Pagalpanti box office collection day 3: John Abraham’s comedy can’t crack 20 crore, is iced by Frozen II

Updated on Nov 25, 2019 02:32 PM IST
Pagalpanti box office collection day 3: John Abraham’s ensemble comedy couldn’t crack the 20 crore mark in its opening weekend, is iced by Disney’s Frozen II.
Pagalpanti box office collection day 3: The ensemble comedy couldn’t recreate the success of Total Dhamaal and Housefull 4.
Pagalpanti box office collection day 3: The ensemble comedy couldn’t recreate the success of Total Dhamaal and Housefull 4.
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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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