Padmaavat’s booty: Rs.220 crore and counting!


The good times continue to roll for Padmaavat. The film, which released on January 25, has collected a thumping Rs.220 crore. The Sanjay Leela Bhansali directorial crossed the high mark of Rs.200 crore mark within a span of 11 days. The film has been doing exceptionally well in its second weekend, collecting a whopping Rs.16 crore on its second Saturday and Rs.20 crore on its second Sunday.

This brilliant run at the box office has come as a huge relief to the makers of this period drama, which had been mired in controversy. The film had even missed its original date with the box office on December 1, 2017. It had been passed by the CBFC with several changes, including a name change from Padmavati to Padmaavat, and the digital covering of Deepika’s midriff in the song “Ghomaar”.

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Here’s a break-down of Padmaavat’s day-wise collection:

Monday, Feburary 7 – 7Cr.
Sunday, February 4 – 20 Cr.
Saturday, February 3 – 16 Cr.
Friday, February 2 – 10 Cr.
Thursday, February 1 – 11 Cr.
Wednesday, January 31 – 13 Cr.
Tuesday, January 30 – 14 Cr.
Monday, January 29 – 15 Cr.
Sunday, January 28 – 31 Cr.
Saturday, January 27 – 27 Cr.
Friday, January 26 – 32 Cr.
Thursday, January 25 – 19 Cr.
Wednesday, January 24 (Paid Previews) – 5 Cr.
Current Total – 220 Cr.

The film has largely received rave reviews; what’s more, its box office performance has matched the praise. Padmaavat has been the biggest box office success of its respective leading men, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor. It also became Deepika Padukone’s seventh film to enter the much-desired Rs.100 crore club.

Sanjay Bhansali recently came out to declare, “A musician can’t be told to not sing a particular raag because it doesn’t suit temperaments. A painter can’t be stopped from painting something, lest someone protests by throwing acid on his face or beheads him or even cuts his nose. These were the threats that we received. This doesn’t happen anywhere else in the world. It’s very scary. I have overcome it, but the anger hasn’t subsided. The greatest support came in the form of the audiences’ decision to go to cinema halls and watch it. It was a message to those who protested, a sign that viewers aren’t scared. If people’s voices get louder, in the future, we won’t succumb to them.”