Bachchan Pandey 1st Day Box Office Collection: Decent Start
Akshay in Bachchan Pandey

Bachchan Pandey Box Office Collection Day 1: Despite strong competition from ‘The Kashmir Files’, Bachchan Pandey got off to a decent start.

  • Akshay Kumar and Kriti Sanon starrer mass entertainer is off to a decent start at the Indian box office.
  • Last week’s release ‘The Kashmir Files’ is still the first choice for the moviegoers.

Akshay Kumar’s Bachchan Pandey was one of the most-awaited Bollywood releases of the year. It was all set for a bumper opening but last week’s release ‘The Kashmir Files’ had some other plans. The magic of ‘The Kashmir Files’ was all over the place and as a result, it collected around Rs 98 Crore in the first week. Anupam Kher starrer has been the first choice of the cinemagoers since its release and this scenario is not going to change at least for this week despite Bachchan Pandey’s release. Released on around 3000 screens, Bachchan Pandey battled it hard on the first day and manages to make some impact despite a big threat from ‘The Kashmir Files’.

Bachchan Pandey Day 1 Box Office Collection

As per the reports coming, Akshay Kumar starrer Bachchan Pandey collected around Rs 13.5 Crore on its opening day. Though these are not big numbers as per Akshay Kumar’s status, we are considering it a decent start as it was Holi and theatres opened only after the afternoon. While the advance booking for Bachchan Pandey wasn’t good enough, it manages to rake decent numbers on its opening thanks to the current and on counter bookings.

Moreover, Bachchan Pandey competed well against ‘The Kashmir Files’, especially in mass belts. Vivek Agnihotri’s directional is in a league of its own as it collected around Rs 19 Crore on its opening day.

Bachchan Pandey Vs His Other Movies Day 1

Compared to the opening day numbers of Akshay Kumar’s previous movies, Bachchan Pandey is not even in the top 10. Akshay Kumar’s last theatrical release Sooryavanshi had a good opening with a collection of Rs 25+ Crore. Bachchan Pandey is nowhere close to it. (Akshay Kumar top 10 opening day grossers)

The budget of Bachchan Pandey is around Rs 150 Crore including the salaries of the star cast. It needs to make at least Rs 165 Crore to be a box office hit.