“Bachchhan Paandey” had opened with a bang and raked in Rs 12 to 15 crores on its opening day. However, as predicted, the flick failed to sustain its initial momentum. As a result, the Farhad Samji’s helmed “Bachchhan Paandey” on its first Monday, starring Akshay Kumar and Kriti Sanon in lead roles, turned a dud at the box office.
“The Kashmir Files” effect continues to be felt all around, and even after two weeks and a Box Office Collection of Rs 200 crores, the film is giving other films a run for their money. The aura around the film was such that it got more shows than “Bachchhan Paandey” in its second week.
“Bachchhan Paandey” could manage only 3.5 crores on its first Monday, and the trend on Tuesday suggests that the film is likely to drop further. The weekend score was a measly Rs 35 crore, and the film neds some steady collection if it wants to get even and recover its cost. However, looking at the present figures, it seems unlikely that the flick can even touch 50 crores in the Indian markets.
The condition of the flick is worse in overseas territories. Even after a wider release on several screens, the movie has touched 1.25 million dollars in “The Kashmir Files” into the second week. It is raking in more revenue than the Akshay Kumar starrer. A general feeling of animosity towards the established Bollywood figures in the general public because of their lack of reaction towards the “Kashmir Files” could also be attributed to the lackluster performance of the flick. The flick will be the second flick of Akshay Kumar after “Bell Bottom,” which has failed to breach the 100 crores mark.