While the front runner was PATI PATNI AUR WOH, embarking on a 25 percent start, PANIPAT managed a 10 percent occupancy. Having said that, both PATI PATNI AUR WOH and PANIPAT have managed to impress the critics, but given the audience feedback, it is heavily in favour of PP & W and should reflect solidly in the box-office numbers.
As per initial estimation, PATI PATNI AUR WOH has netted 9 crores while PANIPAT has managed 5 crores, on the opening day.
Meanwhile, last week saw the release of the next edition of the COMMANDO franchise, Reliance Entertainment’s Vidyut-Adah starrer COMMANDO 3 and the film did manage to hold decently and netted 28-29 crore during the opening week from India, surpassing the two previous editions in a matter of days! The film should end up as another success, after accounting for the non-theatrical rights, especially the expected good satellite rights.