Udta Punjab box office collections: Shahid, Alia starrer earns Rs 38.30 cr

Shahid Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Kareena Kapoor and Diljit Dosanjh starrer Udta Punjab box office collection.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 21, 2016 3:49 pm
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The most controversial and debated film of the year Udta Punjab directed by Abhishek Chaubey released on June 17 has become the 5th highest opening weekend of 2016. The film managed to establish an emotional connect with the audiences.

The movie got off to a flying start at the box office, specially in North India (Delhi, Punjab), and minted Rs. 10.05 cr. on the first day of its release. On day two the collections saw a growth of 11.94 %. The film witnessed good escalation on Sunday and maintained strong grip in Punjab and Delhi.

On Saturday, the film earned Rs 11.25 cr., while the Sunday collections were of Rs 12.50 cr. On Munday the film minted Rs 4.50 cr., making the total collections of the film Rs 38.30 cr.

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Bollywood trade analyst Taran Adarsh shared Udta Punjab’s latest box office collections on Twitter.

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Every viewer we spoke to unanimously opined that the controversy generated by the CBFC had made them curious to catch the film as soon as possible. While adverse reactions were literally nil, a couple of viewers did make it a point to note that the usage of Punjabi in a Hindi film should have been kept minimal.(Udta Punjab movie review: Shahid, Alia starrer is worth all the fuss)

Going by the day one collections, the film secured the fifth position in the list of movies with highest opening day collections of 2016 after Shah Rukh Khan’s Fan being at number 1, Housefull 3 at number 2, Airlift at number 3 and Baaghi at number 4. Udta Punjab stars Shahid Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Kareena Kapoor and Diljit Dosanjh in lead roles.

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Now the film has made its place as the fifth highest opening weekend too.

Udta Punjab ran to packed shows on the first day in Punjab. Speaking to The Indian Express, Hemant Sahani, Manager Wave Cinemas said, “The response to Udta Punjab has been excellent on day 1. Even for Saturday and Sunday, we have 40-50% advance bookings. Despite so much of competition in Ludhiana due to various multiplexes running here, we have advance bookings for all the shows till Sunday.” (Thumbs up for Shahid, Diljit: Punjab audiences)

The shows at other multiplexes including PVR Flamez Mall, PVR Pavilion and PVR Silver Arc were also ‘almost full’ till Sunday. (Udta Punjab audience reaction: Shahid Kapoor, Alia Bhatt starrer flies high on Day One in Mumbai)

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