The Neeraj Pandey’s Aiyaary had quite a weak first weekend at the box office as there wasn’t much anticipation for the film that it could gain something extraordinary on Saturday and Sunday. All this Sidharth Malhotra starrer film needed was really a big jump at the box office but nothing special happened for it. Its first weekend collections were as low as 13 crores.
It is not good news for the film ‘Aiyaary’ as it’s an expensive film and the first weekend matters a lot to cover huge making cost for any film. The film’s collections in the first weekend can be evaluated by the fact that the collections are way lesser than similar genre film, Naam Shabana. ‘Naam Shabana’ was also a Neeraj Pandey production film and was made at a much lesser cost. Yet, it had collected 18.76Cr over the weekend (also advantaged by the star presence of Akshay Kumar). However, the word of mouth was better for the film and that’s why it helped it in to reach the respectable total lifetime of 37.25 Crores. In case of Aiyaary, it seems to be quite a tough task for the film to touch that.
Aiyaary is most probable to do better business than Sidharth Malhotra’s A Gentleman (20.7 crores) but it has to be witnessed if it manages to beat his Ittefaq (30 crores) and Baar Baar Dekho (32 crores). This film deserves better numbers as the overall content is much better than what some of the reviews may suggest.
Aamir Khan’s love affair with Chinese box office is no more a secret for anyone. The film ‘Secret Superstar’ is breaking records in China and shocking the whole world with its humongous numbers at the box office. The Khan’s film has already crossed the 750-crore mark in the country.
The trade analyst Taran Adarsh has tweeted the film’s business figures and we can just feel proud of it. “#SecretSuperstar is truly a BLOCKBUSTER of EPIC PROPORTIONS in China… Crosses ₹ 750 cr mark in 4 weeks… Still going STRONG… Total till 15 Feb 2018: $ 117.61 mn [₹ 750.69 cr],” Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted. Talking about Secret Superstar, it is not Aamir Khan’s first film to break records in China. His 3 Idiots and PK had also enjoyed a good run at the Chinese box office. But Khan’s Dangal changed the whole game for the Indian cinema as it took the collections to a different level and earned more than 1500 crore in China. Interestingly, it became one of the top five highest-grossing non-Hollywood films in China.
Aamir’s Secret Superstar opened to mostly positive reviews in India but failed to make an extraordinary mark at the box office as it had a stiff competition with Ajay Devgn’s Golmaal Again. Talking about the next India’s big release in China, Salman Khan’s 2015 hit Bajrangi Bhaijaan will release on 8,000 screens on March 2 in the country. It’s the right time for Indian cinema to start focusing on the overseas market with more seriousness.
Akshay Kumar’s PadMan, directed by R Balki, continues to make some good numbers at the box office. The film revolves around menstrual health and wants for cheaper and accessible sanitary napkin. It was managed to earn a total of Rs 40.05 Cr at the box office by the end of its first weekend.
The film had collected Rs 10.26 Cr on its opening day and paced up on Saturday with a growth of almost 35% making its second-day collection – Rs 13.68 Cr. The film witnessed a big jump on Sunday by collecting Rs 16.11 Cr. It will be interesting to witness how the Kumar’s film performs in the weekdays and stays strong or not. PadMan will have to face competition as Neeraj Pandey’s Aiyaary will release by next week, which might slow down the collections of the Akshay’s film.
The Indian Express film critic Shubhra Gupta wrote in her review of PadMan that “Akshay Kumar is now consistently green-lighting socially-relevant films, and that is fine and laudable (Pad Man is produced by his wife Twinkle Khanna, a witty commentator on social mores). His 2017 Toilet: Ek Prem Katha started conversations around having toilets within the house. I liked both what it was trying to say and how it was doing so: it was done with a degree of flair.”
Here are the box office figures of PadMan:
Friday: 10.26 Cr
Saturday: 13.68 Cr
Sunday: 16.11 Cr
Total: 40.05 Cr
The Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s historical drama ‘Padmaavat’ has managed not only to win hearts of the audience and critics but also collected some extraordinary moolah at the box office. The film, starring Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh, and Shahid Kapoor, has already become the biggest blockbuster of their careers.
Padmaavat has minted Rs 64.75 crore on its second week at the box office, according to the BoxofficeIndia.com, taking its overall collection to Rs 224 crore. It has collected Rs 5.25 crore on its second Wednesday and Rs 4.75 on its second Thursday. This Bhansali’s film is all set to enter the humungous 250 crore club by the end of this weekend. It will face competition from Akshay Kumar’s ‘Padman’, which will hit the cinema halls from today onwards. The periodic drama ‘Padmaavat’ helmed by Bhansali revolves around Rani Padmavati, the wife of Maharawal Ratan Singh, who was famous for her beauty and courage in 13th century India. The Sultan of Delhi Alauddin Khilji was shown becoming obsessed to get Rani Padmavati in his life anyhow.
When the film released, many Bollywood celebrities have come out praising the film and even took to social media to praise the performances of the actors and spectacular direction of the director. Bhansali’s films have always been famous for its flawless sets and beautiful shots.
After facing so many hurdles before the release, Padmaavat is finally roaring at the box office. The film has crossed the major milestone and that too in really rapid time. Bhansali’s magnum opus ‘Padmaavat’ not only joined the 200 crore mark in a moment, but it also has managed to exceed the lifetime total of major biggies like Golmaal Again (205.70 crores), Happy New year (205 crores) and 3 Idiots (202.50 crores).
Strongly continuing at 212.50 crores (following Sunday collections of 20 crores), Padmaavat has crossed Prem Ratan Dhan Payo’s lifetime of 210 crores as well. Talking about the next box office record that this historical drama is expected to break is of Shahrukh Khan’s Chennai Express (227 crores) and it would be easily crossed by the end of the second week. Following Chennai Express, Padmaavat would be in the line to break the record of Salman Khan’s Kick (232 crores). It would also bring the film into Top-10 grossers of all times (ever since the beginning of 100 crore club).
Interestingly, for Deepika Padukone, ‘Padmaavat’ is now her third 200 crores mark film after Chennai Express and Happy New Year. Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Ranveer Singh, and Shahid Kapoor, on the other hand, have also found an entry into this top club for the first time ever. This film, mainly, has benefitted to Shahid Kapoor as personal best of 66 crores (R….Rajkumar) has skyrocketed to 200 crores+ with Padmaavat. Bhansali’s Padmaavat is all set to break many records in the coming days.
After witnessing a series of controversies for over a year, Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmaavat has finally released on January 25, 2018, storming now at the box office. The film starring Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor, and Ranveer Singh has been performing very well at the box office and breaking some box office records on the domestic and international since its release.
The Bhansali’s historical drama has stayed rock steady on the seventh day of its release and has earned Rs 12.25 crore, according to a recent report on Boxofficeindia.com. The collection of Padmaavat stands at high Rs 149 crore and is gearing up towards the 200 crore mark now. Despite the fact that the film had not released in some states, it still is making wonders at the Indian box office. Padmaavat is based on 16th Century poet Malik Muhammad Jayasi’s poem. It got delayed due to the protests by various Rajput groups, including the Karni Sena, alleging that it distorts historical facts, which was frequently denied by filmmaker Bhansali.
While commenting on the ‘Padmaavat’, Shahid, who portrayed the role of Maharaja Ratan Singh in the film said, “We missed out on a lot of things. We had to make lots of sacrifices. We had to learn to keep a lot of emotions in our hearts for one-and-a-half years in check. We had to be politically correct. The film had to go through a lot. But, today we feel vindicated.”
The Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmaavat has received enthusiastic reviews from the critics and it has been well-appreciated by the audiences as well. The Deepika-Shahid-Ranveer starrer ‘Padmaavat’ has emerged as an enormous success at the box office already. The historical drama film has continued its pace at the box office and collected amazing 14 crores on Monday.
The Monday collections are extremely well since its Thursday collections were 19 crore, which reflects that the film continues to have a stronghold. Talking about the overall collections of Padmaavat at the domestic box office, the film stands at 128 crores with which it has already crossed the lifetime numbers of Ram Leela, the first collaboration of Bhansali’s with Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone. It is also expected that the film would be the biggest success that the trio has given together since Bajirao Mastani would be history too very soon.
This Bhansali’s magnum opus film is now racing towards the 200 crore club. As per the estimates, it is expected that Padmaavat will reach the 200 crore mark by the end of the second week and from there on it would be interesting to see how far the film would be able to go. For Deepika Padukone, especially, the film is now probably of becoming her career’s biggest grosser as it has the chances to surpass the total of Chennai Express.