Panipat Box Office Day 1: Arjun Kapoor, Kriti Sanon's Film Has a Slow Start
As per reports, 'Panipat' is getting a good word of mouth and is expected to gain some momentum on day two. However, given the popularity of Kartik Aaryan and his film's trendy subject, it will be difficult for Arjun and Kriti's film to cope.
Panipat film poster
Arjun Kapoor, Kriti Sanon and Sanjay Dutt starrer period war-drama Panipat has opened to a slow start at the box office. As opposed to Kartik Aaryan's film Pati Patni Aur Woh's Rs 9.10 crore business on day one, Arjun's film about Maratha history collected Rs 4.12 crore, which is lower than half of its competition. Reports suggest that Panipat's runtime is emerging as a problem for the film and could be the reason why it failed to stand up to Kartik's comedy film. Panipat is around 2 hours 45 minutes long.
As per reports, Panipat is getting a good word of mouth and is expected to gain some momentum on day two. However, given the popularity of Kartik and his film's trendy subject, it will be difficult for Arjun and Kriti's film to cope. Pati Patni Aur Woh can be said to have emerged as the favourite amongst the two.
Check out Panipat's box office collection on day one below:
#Panipat records low numbers on Day 1... Reports [word of mouth] are positive and its biz, hopefully, should see a turnaround on Day 2 and 3... Fri ₹ 4.12 cr [2395 screens]. #India biz... Showcasing at multiplexes affected due to excessive run time [close to 3 hours].— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) December 7, 2019
Panipat focuses on the third battle of Panipat waged between the Marathas and the Afghans, in which thousands of soldiers are believed to have died. In his review of Panipat, News18's Rajeev Masand had written, "It is significant also because it’s one of those films about a war in which we’re on the side of the vanquished."
Both Panipat and Pati Patni Aur Woh have this week to maximise their earnings before Rani Mukerji's Mardaani 2 releases on December 13.
Follow @News18Movies for more
Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox - subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what's happening in the world around you – in real time.
Recommended For You
- Bigg Boss 13: Salman Khan Ousts Madhurima Tuli from Show
- Shraddha Kapoor and Stylist Get Called Out for Copying This Outfit
- This Instagrammer Is Photoshopping a Godzilla Into all Of His Travel Photos
- 1917 Movie Review: Sam Mendes' Oscar-nominated Tale is a War Classic
- Hockey India Contributes 25,000 US Dollars for Australian Bushfire Victims