Udta Punjab has performed very well on its opening day at the box office. The film has collected Rs 10.05 crore on Friday, which is excellent for an adult-rated dark film.
The advantage of the controversy seems to be around 50%, as the film would’ve probably opened to around 6-6.5 crore even with excellent reviews to support it.
The film has performed at major cities. North India was excellent, with East Punjab circuit leading the race, followed by the NCR region. The other major cities were good too, while the smaller cities were ‘above par’ for a film like ‘Udta Punjab’. Apart from the controversy, the presence of Punjabi superstar Diljit Dosanjh has given a big boost to collections in North India.
The first day collections is exactly the same as Shahid Kapoor’s highest non-holiday opener R.. Rajkumar which collected 10.1 crore on its opening day. Shandaar is his highest, but it released on a national holiday and collected 13.1 crore. The advantage of a national holiday is about 35-40%. So clearly, Udta Punjab is higher than what Shaandaar would’ve collected on a working day.
As far as the highest opening days of 2016 is concerned, Udta Punjab makes it to the list at the 6th position. It’s the 5th highest Hindi opening of the year.
#IndicineFBO: We predicted 8.9 crore, the actual collection is 10.05 crore. The difference between our prediction and the official figure is 13%, which puts it in the ‘accurate’ category. We are happy with our prediction too, because Udta Punjab was a difficult film to predict and the evening shows picked up because of excellent reviews and word-of-mouth.
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