Udta Punjab had a good opening weekend and within five days of its release, the film has collected Rs 42 crore. Now it has shown a slightly better trend on Wednesday. As per early estimates, Udta Punjab 7th Day Collection will be around 3.60 crore. The film has shown decent trends on weekdays after a bog fall on Monday. In can be attributed to the huge opening. Normally these type of films doesn’t get that much initial as they are only for the limited audience.
Udta Punjab box office collection in the first week should be close to 50 crore. The film was made at a cost of 50 crore which is normal. However since the film did not get much support from satellite rights, the recovery will not be an easy task. The music rights were sold to good prices, though. Udta Punjab needs to go post 65 crore for recovering the cost. The second weekend will be crucial for Udta Punjab as it will decide its fate. A 10 crore+ second weekend will be required for a decent run in the coming days.
Udta Punjab Collection has not dropped much today which can be due the lack of competition. But it would be interesting to see whether Udta Punjab will be able to survive at the box office in its second week as it will be competing against Raman Raghav 2.0, Shorgul, A Scandall and 7 Hours to Go. But the biggest threat will be from Punjabi film Sardaar Ji 2.
Though, the film showed a decline in its collection after an impressive opening weekend, it is on its way to the Rs 50-crore club. In fact, the film has received a thumbs up from critics as well. Udta Punjab is based on the drug abuse menace in the state of Punjab. Now the movie is running weekend and getting lesser response than weekend. With almost 55% of drop in its business than Friday, it minted the amount of 4.50 crores on Monday.