Padman: Akshay Kumar-starrer wanes at box office; trade pundits predict it will remain shy of Rs 100 cr
Despite the critical praise for Padman and a call for the film to be screened in schools and villages, the Akshay Kumar-starrer has left the box office underwhelmed, as it might not even make it to the coveted Rs 100 crore mark.
Despite strong multiplex performance in urban India, the film has failed as a crowd puller for single screen watching mass audiences due to its offbeat subject, as reported by Bollywood Hungama.
Leading trade analyst Taran Adarsh had called the movie on menstrual hygiene a 'winner' on its release but after a healthy opening weekend collection, the movie has fallen prey to the high expectations riding on it.
#PadMan declined considerably in Weekend 2... Entry into the ₹ 100 cr Club is ruled out, as per current trending... [Week 2] Fri 2.10 cr, Sat 3.15 cr, Sun 3.78 cr. Total: ₹ 71.90 cr. India biz.
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) February 19, 2018
Producer Twinkle Khanna had remained optimistic after the first week.
But the latest figures disappoint, especially since Kumar is a leading star known to break into the Rs 100 crore club with ease. The movie had also taken the extra caution by delaying its release by two weeks, to avoid clashing with Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s mammoth Padmaavat, which has raked in a massive Rs 500 crore worldwide.
Updated Date: Feb 21, 2018 12:29 PM