Director Luv Ranjan’s Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety has become the second highest grosser, leaving behind the collection of Akshay Kumar’s PadMan with a total of 82.1 crore in the third week of its release. Released on 23rd February, the film received mixed reviews from the critics.
The ace trade analyst Taran Adarsh also tweeted the figures late Sunday. “#SonuKeTituKiSweety is now the SECOND HIGHEST GROSSER of 2018, after #Padmaavat… Crosses #PadMan [approx ₹ 81 cr]… [Week 3] Fri 2.27 cr, Sat 4.12 cr. Total: ₹ 82.10 cr. India biz… SUPER-HIT… #SKTKS,” he tweeted. However, Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmaavat still tops with Rs 286.24 crore collections at the Indian box office. Bhansali’s magnum opus historical drama film hit the screens on January 26 after witnessing widespread protests alleging distortion of history from fringe groups. The film starring Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh in lead roles also faced a delay at the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC).
Sone Ke Titu Ki Sweety, starring Kartik Aaryan, Nushrat Bharucha and Sunny Singh, was also the third highest weekend opener for the year 2018. Talking about the R Balki’s PadMan, which stars Akshay Kumar, Radhika Apte and Sonam Kapoor in lead roles, hit big screens on February 9 and has collected approximately Rs 81 crore till date.