PadMan earns Rs 40.05 cr in three days, but it’s no match for Tiger Zinda Hai, Padmaavat
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PadMan earns Rs 40.05 cr in three days, but it’s no match for Tiger Zinda Hai, Padmaavat

Earlier, PadMan was supposed to hit the screens with Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s now superhit film Padmaavat on January 25. But, was it a good match for Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone-starrer?

bollywood Updated: Feb 12, 2018 16:06 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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Akshay Kumar in a still from PadMan.

Akshay Kumar’s socially relevant film, PadMan, has been from going strength to strength at the box office. The film, which released on February 9, has packed a soild punch over the weekend. After registering figures of Rs 10.26 cr and 13.68 cr on Friday and Saturday, it earned Rs 16.11 cr on Sunday. As per film trade analyst Taran Adarsh, the film’s total tally is now Rs 40.05 cr in first three days.

Earlier, it was supposed to hit the screens with Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s now superhit film Padmaavat on January 25. But, was it a good match for Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone-starrer?

Let’s take a look at the first weekend collection of Padmaavat.

Padmaavat opened to paid previews on January 24, a Thursday, and garnered Rs 5 crore. It was a morale boosting number given the environment surrounding the film’s release and the limited numbers of theatres allotted to it.

In the next three days, Padmaavat went on to gather Rs 83 crore.

This showed the immense public interest in the film. Now, the film is nearing the Rs 250 crore mark.

The record that Padmaavat would be eyeing next is Salman Khan’s Tiger Zinda Hai. That film is still luring in audiences in different parts of India. In its first weekend, Tiger Zinda Hai that released on December 22, collected Rs 114.93 cr.

In fact, Padmaavat’s first four days’ collections were less than Tiger Zinda Hai’s three days’ figures.

Of course, the situations were different for both films, and in the longer run, Padmaavat might turn out to be a better match for Tiger Zinda Hai. So far, Padmaavat has earned Rs 245 cr while Tiger Zinda Hai has registered approximately Rs 339 cr.

Akshay Kumar’s earlier hit Toilet Ek Prem Katha had collected Rs 51.45 cr in its opening weekend.

That brings us back to PadMan, which has started gaining momentum now, but will it be able to sustain it for long?

First Published: Feb 12, 2018 16:06 IST