After getting eclipsed by the juggernaut named The Kashmir Files, Farhad Samji directorial Bachchan Paandey has managed to earn only ₹ 37.25 crores in the opening weekend of its release. There were high hopes that on Sunday 20 March 2022 this Akshay Kumar and Kriti Sanon starrer will show some improvement in its box office collection but unfortunately it just remained the same and collected only ₹ 12 crores from its Day 3 biz. Already there is a strong sentiment in the B-town and Indian cinema industry on a whole that it will be better for directors or producers to delay their upcoming movies release till the time The Kashmir Files is dominating the box office.
Bachchan Paandey is currently running on about 2900 screens across India while its biggest competitor at Indian box office ‘The Kashmir Files’ is running at around 4000 screens and also it seems that in the coming weeks time Bachchan Paandey might lose a few more screens as single screen cinema owners are more interested in allotting their screens to The Kashmir Files rather then any other film at this time.
On Monday 21 March 2022 Bachchan Paandey business got completely declined as most of morning and noon shows were seen running with only 40% – 50% crowd which improved a little bit in the evening shows but still was not at all satisfactory. 4th day overall occupancy rate of Bachchan Paandey has been recorded at around 45% – 55% and unfortunately if the similar trend continued then nobody can save this film from becoming a flop.
Public word from mouth for Bachchan Paandey is very mixed right now as people are not at all happy with the supporting cast performance of this film and also Farhad Samji has absolutely disappointed with his bad direction. Only the Akshay Kumar charm and his brilliant performance is somewhat saving this film right now.
Total fourth day collection of Bachchan Paandey is ₹ 7 crores (approximately)