Directed by Anees Bazmee, Pagalpanti opened to a cumulative INR5 crore on Friday. While it took off to a slow start on November 21, 2019, the following day witnessed a steady increase in box office earnings. The film raked in INR6.25 crore. Starring John Abraham, Anil Kapoor, Ileana D'cruz and Arshad Warsi, its collection stood at 1INR11.25 after a fairly successful two-day run. As the project wrapped up its first weekend at the box office on Sunday, Pagalpanti earned between INR7crore and INR8 crore. Its accumulative amount is now INR18 crore in the opening weekend. Pagalpanti narrates the story of three young men who plan to become rich by fooling two gangsters and robbing their money.
John Abraham and Anil Kapoor
However, it is pertinent to mention here that Pagalpanti has received strong criticism for its dialogues and allegedly poor storyline. The film is produced under T-Series and Panorama Studios. Pagalpanti is facing tough competition from all sides. The first one comes from Walt Disney's Frozen 2. This animated drama had minted record-breaking $350 million worldwide on its release date. In India, the film has minted INR10.50 crore in two days. The English version of the film is voiced by Idina Menzel and Kristen Bell while Priyanka Chopra and Parineeti Chopra have dubbed the Hindi version.
Pagalpanti cast during promotions
With Pagalpanti, John makes a comeback in comedy after four years. The actor's last comedy film was Welcome Back. John has given two hits this year – Batla House and Romeo Akbar Walter. Domestically and within the Indian cinema domain, Pagalpanti's biggest competitor in the box office battle is Marjaavaan that earned INR37.87 crore in its one week. The Ayushmann Khurrana-starrer Bala, which was released on November 8, has had a successful run, creating magic at the box office and becoming Ayushmann’s third film of the year to enter the renowned INR100 crore club.