Toilet Ek Prem Katha box office: Akshay Kumar film mints Rs 51.45 cr in 3 days

Toilet: Ek Prem Katha box office collection has managed to revive the trade. The Akshay Kumar film has picked up Rs 51.45 crore in its opening weekend and wife Twinkle Khanna has a joke to spare.
Akshay Kumar’s Toilet: Ek Prem Katha weekend box office collection heralds good day for the trade.
Akshay Kumar’s Toilet: Ek Prem Katha weekend box office collection heralds good day for the trade.
Updated on Aug 14, 2017 02:52 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Akshay Kumar’s Toilet: Ek Prem Katha is well on its way to end the dry spell in Bollywood. The film, which hit the screens on August 11, has made Rs 51.45 crore in its first three days in domestic business. And not just the trade, the actor’s wife, author and producer Twinkle Khanna, also took to Twitter to share the happy news. Tweeting on her handle Mrs Funnybones, she wrote, “So even the box office needed this Toilet eventually to break free from its constipation-#ToiletEkPremKath Hit Hit Hooray!”

Beginning with earnings of Rs 13.10 crore on Friday, the film saw a massive jump on Saturday and subsequently maintained its lead on Sunday too, thanks to a strong word of mouth.

On Monday, trade analyst Taran Adarsh took to Twitter to give the overall India collections of the film: #ToiletEkPremKatha is EXTRAORDINARY... Fri 13.10 cr, Sat 17.10 cr, Sun 21.25 cr. Total: ? 51.45 cr. India biz... #TEPK.

A host of big budget films -- Tubelight, Jagga Jasoos, Munna Michael and Jab Harry Met Sejal -- have fared miserably at the box office, casting a dark shadow on the film industry. The success of Akshay Kumar’s film has finally brought some cheer. Taran Adarsh said the film “has pumped oxygen in the lungs of an ailing film industry...”

Directed by Shree Narayan Singh, Toilet: Ek Prem Katha is about a hapless husband’s seemingly endless fight against his family and village’s objection to have a toilet installed inside their homes. Keshav, played by Akshay Kumar, has to try every trick in the trade to have a toilet installed even as his spunky wife (played by Bhumi Pednekar) threatens to walk out on him, if he fails to do so.

With Toilet..., Akshay’s golden run continues. Known to deliver strong content-based films, 2017 has already seen him give one major hit -- Jolly LLB 2. His upcoming films include Tamil/Hindi Endhiran 2 (with Rajinikanth), Padman and Gold.

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