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Akshay Kumar’s PadMan crosses Rs 50 crore mark in five days at box office

PadMan saw a dip in its box office collection during weekdays but is expected to spike again as Wednesday is a holiday in many parts of India.

bollywood Updated: Feb 14, 2018 17:11 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
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PadMan box office collection after five days at the box office is Rs 51 crore.

One of the most bankable stars in Bollywood, Akshay Kumar has proved his worth yet again with his latest flick PadMan crossing Rs 50-core-mark within five days of being released. While the number may not rank up against the mammoth collections of Tiger Zinda Hai or Padmaavat, PadMan’s budget is a fraction of the other films. Directed by R Balki, PadMan also stars Sonam Kapoor and Radhika Apte in lead roles.

Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted, “#PadMan crosses ₹ 50 cr mark... Fri 10.26 cr, Sat 13.68 cr, Sun 16.11 cr, Mon 5.87 cr, Tue 6.12 cr. Total: ₹ 52.04 cr. India biz.”

While the film earned Rs 40.05 crore during the first weekend, its collections saw a dip on Monday and Tuesday which were working days. With Wednesday being a holiday in many parts of the country, Akshay’s film is expected to see a spike again.

PadMan is based on the real life story of Tamil Nadu’s Arunachalam Murugnantham who devised a way to produce cheaper sanitary pads. A Padma Shri was conferred on India’s Menstrual Man in 2016.

To generate a buzz, Akshay started the #PadManChallenge, where Bollywood celebrities such as Aamir Khan, Deepika Padukone, Anil Kapoor and Katrina Kaif uploaded their pictures with a sanitary napkin on social media.

The Akshay Kumar-starrer was earlier supposed to release with Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmaavat on January 25, but bowed out at the request of Bhansali. The film’s release was shifted to February 9.

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First Published: Feb 14, 2018 17:04 IST