Panga has concluded the first weekend with an average collection at the Indian box office. It has not only stooped down before Street Dancer 3D, but is also heading to become 15th flop for Kangana Ranaut.
Riding on good hype and promotion, Panga was released in over 1,700 screens on January 24, but its clash with Street Dancer 3D, which also hit the screens on the same date, led to its poor opening in the domestic box office on Friday. The movie received positive talk from the filmgoers across the globe and a strong word of mouth boosted its business. However, the growth in its collection is not up to the mark.
Panga has collected Rs 14.91 crore net at the Indian box office in the first weekend. Taran Adarsh tweeted, “#Panga fares below expectations, despite glowing word of mouth… Biz escalated on Day 2, but the jump was missing on Day 3 [#RepublicDay]… Needs to trend very strongly on weekdays for a firm footing… Fri 2.70 cr, Sat 5.61 cr, Sun 6.60 cr. Total: ₹ 14.91 cr. #India biz.
These days, the first weekend collection decides the fate of the movie and shows whether the film will be hit or flop. But some movies like Uri proved to be an exception to this rule. Now, the opening weekend collection of Panga shows that it is heading to become a disaster at the box office. However, it should be seen whether the word of mouth would help it recover its production and promotion costs.
Trade experts say that Panga is heading to become 15th flop movie of Kangana Ranaut. Trade analyst Sumit Kadel tweeted, “Not “if”, its a fact 1 #IloveNY – DISASTER 2 #KattiBatti- FLOP 3 #Rangoon – DISASTER 4 #Simran – DISASTER 5 #Manikarnika – FLOP 6 #JHK – FLOP Instead of accusing people of jealousness, had her fans watched her films in theaters, #panga would’ve not taken just 2 cr opening.
Sumit Kadel added, “Revolver rani & Rajjo were DISASTERS too but RR released after Tanu weds manu returns & rajjo before Queen . Actually in last 10 years only 3 Films of Kangana ranaut are hits Tanu manu 1 & 2 & queen. Rest 15 films where she was lead are major FlOPS, and these are actual BO facts.”