Udta Punjab Box Office Collections on Friday (Day 1)

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.

MovieDay 1Response
MS Dhoni21.30Excellent
Housefull 315.21Good
Ae Dil Hai Mushkil 13.30Excellent
The Jungle Book10.09Excellent
Udta Punjab10.05Good
Mohenjo Daro8.87Poor
Dear Zindagi8.75Good
Captain America Civil War8.53Excellent
Batman vs Superman8.32Excellent
Kyaa Kool Hain Hum 38.15Average
Ki and Ka7.30Good
Ghayal Once Again 7.20Average
Rocky Handsome7.16Average
A Flying Jatt7.10Poor
Kapoor And Sons 6.85Good
Baar Baar Dekho 6.81Poor
Raaz Reboot6.30Average
Force 26.05Average
Jai Gangaajal5.50Average
Sanam Re5.04Good
X Men Apocalypse4.51Average
Kahaani 24.25Average
Freaky Ali2.55Average
1920 London2.50Poor
Happy Bhaag Jayegi2.32Poor
Saala Khadoos2.19Poor
Rock On 22.02Disastrous
Teraa Surroor 1.79Poor
Sanam Teri Kasam1.25Poor
Love Games1.03Poor
Tum Bin 20.85Poor


  • 12 years of lakshya
    most under rated but one of the best movies of bollywood very inspiring
    and who can forget that amazing song ‘mai aisa kyo hu’ with hritik’s excellent dance moves

  • 10.05 cr is good opening. Udta punjab is such a outstanding movie. Shahid and Alia have still the show with their top notch performance. Film maker like Abhishek chubby should be incourage for making such a outstanding movie. This type of movie will really really increase the quality of bollywood. This year is become great due to numbers of good quality movies.

  • @ Indicine Team at 2:30 pm : I am glad too that the movie proved to be worth all the wait. After Ishqiya and now esp this movie I am really impressed with Abhishek Chaubey and will wait for his next movie.

  • This film deserves to be succesful for Shahid’s sake,coz he truely deserves it.
    Alia Bhatt perfomance in this film has made me her fan,best perfomance among actresses this year.

  • Today I’m very happy being a Fan of Shahid sir.hopefully today onwards it’ll trend well at box office and will March ahead towards a very good success.

    So will watch IT theatre.

  • Outstanding the word even not doing justice for such a brilliant product what a movie blown away completely hat’s off anurag for such tremendous social awareness move

    BO collection doesn’t matter for me up is the movie of century.

    Sahid most underrated superstar of bollywood, hope up will raise his bar & he will be upto the race along with Ranveer, Akki, Ajay.

    For wom movie goer please go for it a must watch one.

  • After Amir & Ajay (veteran) I think among youngster Ranveer shing & Sahid Kapoor these 2 are most talented actor can perform any challenging character hope these 2 become superstar in future.

  • Halla bol,Dharnas,Bollywood stars criticism,#Presstittutes 24/7, Censor, Leaking print ,Articles, Northkorea, Freedom, attacks, AAP Producer,Sponsor & Khangress support, PM down down ,ban, Courts and what not!!

    collected 10Cr on day1

    Simple Telugu movie Bahubali with content collected 50Cr on day1 :P

  • So it will be a clean hit .
    75 plus 4 sure if it holds well on Monday as there is no other competition In next 2 weeks !

  • Yeepee!! nice one!! knew it will cross 9.5 now today shall 12.5-13.5 IA…

    I watched it 2day after downloading.. Excellent movie….Freedom of expression and patience was tested and it proved highly positive!

  • Just because the film opened more than what you predicted does not mean you should use 80% of the article acknowledging it’s bigger opening due to Controversy (50%??? Woow guys cool down.. Disagree!!)… and Punjab superstar Dilijit Presence…, well from day 2 onwards collections shall be because of the content, superb acting by Shahid Alia Dilijit Kareena and youth appeal factor.

  • good news for hrithikians as mohenjodaro trailer will be releasing early next week . , in a matter of 4- 5 days and believe me .. whoever has seen the trailer in the trade has blown away it is berserk and crazy MJ WILL SURPASS JODHAA AKBAR FOR SURE ,.. GOOSEBUMPS !! WAITING

  • Stop self praise Indicine, your prediction is wrong yet again, learn to admit your mistakes!

  • guys dont miss Udta Punjab…..great performance and an engaging movie……movie of the year so far!

    and shall be one of the best by year end too!

  • @Aisha being a fool
    They even said it before the release that coz of Controversy it’s opening day will get huge boost ! And even everybody knows it apart from u :-P

    And it hasn’t opened much more than their prediction..just 1 crore difference! Aunti ji ? take a Thandi dawai from your hospital!

  • Collection will grow today to 11.5 plus cr.
    House full 3 Friday collection official 60 Lakhs. Today 80 lakhs. This shows if Jag Jas was released with Housefull 3 it will not have crossed 60 cr. Lucky Akshay very Lucky . MD trailer out next week ?

  • @ aisha at 4:39 pm: Rightly said and agreed. Even if we assume that the controversy helped it to earn let us say 3 crores more on day 1 that factor cannot just keep continue bringing in the audience. If it is just the controversy factor then it should show a drop of those 3 crores on day 2 itself.

    Whatever it earns on day 2 and onwards it has to be because the audience has appreciated the content and WoM is positive.

    And while controversy factor may have initially helped the movie there were factors like leaking of the copy having a negative impact too. Plus in such situations where there are two opinions (i.e. whether or not Punjab is really facing that big a problem and whether censor board was justifed or not) then extreme positions are taken on both sides. While there would have been people who wouldn’t have watched the movie originally but then watched it due to controversy then there would have been some audience too (who were favoring the censor board and defending conditions in punjab state) who would have skipped this movie.

    So this discussion of how much the controversy helped actually (i.e. 10% or 50%) is very subjective. The collections on day 2 should put an end to that discussion.

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