Abhishek Chaubey's drug drama, Udta Punjab witnessed a jump in collections on Saturday (Day 2) as it raked in around Rs 11 crore taking the two-day total to Rs 21.75 crore.
The movie grew by around 10% in the metros; however, the collections at mass centres were below the mark. Surprisingly, despite recording near 90% occupancy across Delhi and Punjab on Day One, the film managed to show a growth in the two territories.
Majority of the growth has come from centres like Mumbai, Pune, and Bangalore. The movie is carrying a fairly good word of mouth amongst its target audience. It would be interesting to see how it fares at the Box-Office on the weekdays.
Day Wise Box Office Collection:
- Friday: Rs 10.05 crore
- Saturday: Rs 11 crore
- Total: Rs 21.75 crore
The business will escalate further on Sunday and the film is sure to breach past the Rs 30 crore mark on its opening weekend. Udta Punjab has the chances to record the biggest opening weekend collections for a Shahid Kapoor film.
The budget of the controversial film is Rs 45 crore inclusive of print and publicity.