The hullabaloo around Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s magnum opus is evident by now. The fanfare around the film refuses to die and it is expected to continue for the days to come. Despite the outrage, protests and violence, audience have found their ways to the theatre to experience the visual opulence of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s period drama. Though, Deepika Padukone’s film received a mixed response from the critics, audience can’t stop raving about the magnificence of Padmaavat. Within 4 days of release, Padmaavat easily drifted past the 100-crore mark.
On day 5, despite being a weekday, Padmaavat fares well at the box office. On Monday, it raked in Rs 15 crore in India, making the total to Rs 129 crore. Though the film opened with a response lower than our expectations, it quickly picked pace over the weekend, earning Rs 32 crore in a single day. However, its earnings dropped considerably on Monday since it was the first working day since its release.
Film trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted, “#Padmaavat passes the crucial ‘Monday test’... Maintains the momentum... Collects a SOLID figure… Wed [limited previews] 5 cr, Thu 19 cr, Fri 32 cr, Sat 27 cr, Sun 31 cr, Mon 15 cr. Total: ₹ 129 cr. India biz.”
#Padmaavat passes the crucial ‘Monday test’... Maintains the momentum... Collects a SOLID figure… Wed [limited previews] 5 cr, Thu 19 cr, Fri 32 cr, Sat 27 cr, Sun 31 cr, Mon 15 cr. Total: ₹ 129 cr. India biz.— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) January 30, 2018
Padmaavat has fared well in international markets as well. It became the highest opening Hindi film ever in North America. In Australia, it crossed the lifetime biz of Bajirao Mastani, PK, Tiger Zinda Hai, Dilwale and Sultan.
It is expected to create such massive numbers in coming days as well. Majority of the cinephiles are raving about Ranveer Singh’s performance as an antagonist Alauddin Khilji. Deepika Padukone’s Rani Padmavati and Shahid Kapoor’s Maharawal Ratan Singh are also being lauded.