Padman day 2 box office collection: Akshay Kumar-starrer rakes in Rs 13 crore
Akshay Kumar's Padman is currently dominating theatre screens after registering an impressive opening. The Twinkle Khanna-backed film, which is based on the story of sanitary napkin crusader Arunachalam Muruganantham, tackles the stigma around menstruation in India.
Starring Kumar, Radhika Apte and Sonam Kapoor in leading roles, the film had a Rs 10.26 crore opening on Friday (9 February). According to latest figures, the R Balki directorial raked in Rs 13.68 crore on its second day.
#PadMan makes RAPID STRIDES on Sat... Picks up SPEED... Biz should be STRONG on Sun too... HEALTHY weekend is on the cards... Fri 10.26 cr, Sat 13.68 cr. Total: ₹ 23.94 cr. India biz.
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) February 11, 2018
Its two-day domestic total currently stands at Rs 23.94 crore. The social media campaign spearheaded by the lead actors and Khanna, has immensely contributed to the film's commercial success. Critically, Padman has mostly received positive reviews for being an important yet entertaining film. Trade analysts therefore expect the film to soar high in the coming days. Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmaavat, too, has also covered its cost of production (reportedly Rs 180 crore). Currently in its 3rd week, the Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor-starrer has so far minted Rs 239.50 crore at the domestic box office. Internationally, Padmaavat seems to be racing ahead of Padman with a continued strong showing, despite being in the theatres for three weeks now. According to R Bala's estimate, Padman seems to have left a mark on the US box office, more than other countries.
#Padman Day 1 Overseas BO:#USA - US$ 175,694 [₹ 1.12 crore]#CAN - US$ 25,969 [₹ 16.67 lacs]#UK - US$ 39,850 [₹ 25.59 lacs]#AUS - US$ 43,388 [₹ 27.86 lacs] #NZL - US$ 22,182 [₹ 14.24 lacs] — Ramesh Bala (@rameshlaus) February 10, 2018
Updated Date: Feb 12, 2018 09:22 AM