Padmaavat Box Office Collection: Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s magnum opus Padmaavat faced a lot of trouble ever since the movie was announced. The film was scheduled to release in the month of December last year but managed to finally hit the screens only in January-end this year. Whether it was the delay in the release or the curiosity among the masses about the movie; Padmaavat has raked in huge numbers at the box office, even in its fourth week. The film has also minted huge amounts globally, underlining the film’s overall success. The global earnings of the movie Padmaavat touched new highs as it crossed the threshold of Rs 500 crore gross figure at the worldwide box office. The huge numbers have made Padmaavat the first super-hit of 2018.
Confirming the same was trade analyst Taran Adarsh. He took to Twitter and praised the movie not only for its critical acclaim but for the huge numbers made at the box office. On Twitter, Taran Adarsh wrote: “Critical acclaim is vital… But audience mandate holds more significance when stakes are high… #Padmaavat swims towards SUPER-SUCCESS by crossing ₹ 500 cr mark [Gross BOC] worldwide… Truly, the first major success story of 2018.”
Meanwhile, the film’s collections of Rs 4 crore on Sunday, its fourth weekend, has helped Padmaavat etch a new record to its name. The figure may not be huge, but it has helped Padmaavat cross the fourth Sunday collection of blockbuster Baahubali-The Beginning. Besides, the Deepika Padukone starrer also became the fifth highest fourth Sunday grosser of all time. Baahubali-The Beginning had earned Rs 3.4 crore on its fourth Sunday.
The critical acclaim that the film has received along with the success at the box-office is a huge reprive for the makers of Padmaavat, who were in the thick of controversy in the run-up to the film’s release. Fringe groups like the Karni Sena wanted a ban on the movie. The group protested — which later turned into riots — against the release of the movie. Various fringe groups demanded that Padmaavat showed the lead protagonist, Rani Padmaavati (played by Deepika Padukone) in a romantic scene with Alauddin Khilji (played by Ranveer Singh).
While several state governments lent support to the protester’s demands, the makers moved Supreme Court which overturned the ban by states and cleared the way for its release.