PadMan is holding reasonably well at the box office. On Tuesday too the film had decent collections as 6.25 crore* came in. Due to the partial holiday of Mahashivratri there some sort of benefit that the film did gain as a result of which the footfalls were steady.
The film currently stands at 52.17 crores*. In the process, PadMan has also turned out to be R. Balki’s biggest grosser as it has gone past the lifetime of Ki & Ka (51 crores). Since today is Valentine’s Day, collections are expected to be further stable since campus crowds do step into theaters on this day.
The first week of the film should be in 62-65 crore range and from there on it would all boil down to how much hold does the Akshay Kumar starrer manage in the second weekend. That would be of utmost importance since there is a major release every week from this Friday on.
PadMan became the first Bollywood film that released in Russia, Ivory Coast and Iraq on the same day as it hits the screens in India, said producer Twinkle Khanna.
“I once told my Pad Man that I will take him places… Well, not only will Pad Man release in 50 countries all over the world but It is Bollywood’s first film that will be releasing day and date in Russia, Ivory Coast and even Iraq,” Twinkle tweeted.
Directed by R. Balki, Padman, releasing on Friday, is based on the story of a real-life hero and addresses the issue of menstrual hygiene.
The film, starring Akshay Kumar, Sonam Kapoor and Radhika Apte, is based on the story of Arunachalam Muruganantham, who brought about a near revolution by introducing a machine capable of producing low-cost sanitary pads.
*Estimates. Final numbers awaited
Note: All collections as per production and distribution sources
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