Toilet Ek Prem Katha slays in China, earns Rs 39.85 cr in two days
Toilet Ek Prem Katha had taken the box office by storm when it released in India in 2017.bollywood Updated: Jun 10, 2018 16:54 IST
Akshay Kumar-Bhumi Pednekar starrer Toilet Ek Prem Katha has reached the number one spot at the China box office. The drama-comedy flick with a social message achieved the feat on the second day of its release itself.
Film trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted the film’s business figures in China.
#ToiletEkPremKatha registers a SUPER 51.06% growth on Day 2 [Sat] in China... That’s not all, it has also zoomed to the No 1 spot at China BO on Day 2 itself... That says it all...— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) June 10, 2018
Fri $ 2.35 mn
Sat $ 3.55 mn
Total: $ 5.90 [₹ 39.85 cr]#TEPK #ToiletHero
Toilet: Ek Prem Katha, which opened in the China box office on Friday, is a ‘much larger’ release than previous releases Hindi Medium and Bajrangi Bhaijaan.
The Akshay Kumar-Bhumi Pednekar starrer is being screened in 11,500 screens across the country with approximately 56,000 shows every day, according to film critic Taran Adarsh.
#Xclusiv: 11,500 screens... 56,000 shows every day [may go up to 58,000 shows]... #ToiletEkPremKatha opens in China today [8 June 2018]... Much larger release than #HindiMedium and #BajrangiBhaijaan in China...Titled #ToiletHero for the local audiences.— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) June 8, 2018
A huge section of the industry was not too confident of the film’s business in China due to the rural concern it addresses in the film. However, these recent figures have shown a different story.
Toilet Ek Prem Katha, a satirical comedy in support of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s campaign to improve sanitation conditions in India, had hit the domestic box office in August 2017.
It became one of the top grossers of 2017 by doing a business of Rs 134.22 crore in India alone.