Padmaavat box office collection day 2: After a series of storms for Padmaavat, the Sanjay Leela Bhansali film is finally having some moment of respite since there is an upward trend in the box office collection. Padmaavat which released on January 25 amidst huge protest from the Karni Sena had earned a mere Rs 19 cr on the opening day. That was a meagre amount to expect from a film which had a whopping budget and a sky-high hype. Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh starrer received an overwhelming response in spite of protests and violence in some parts of the country. But the good news is that film has now doubled its day 2 box office collection and has added Rs 32 cr approximately. The film has crossed Rs 50 cr mark on day 2.
Padmaavat has also got the advantage of an extended weekend (Friday being Republic Day), the film is sure to reap the benefit of the long holiday. The scare factor amongst audiences had started diminishing. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeting on the day 2 collection wrote, ”Padmaavat has a HUMONGOUS Day 2… Had it been a smooth release [some states are not screening the film], the all-India biz would’ve touched ₹ 40 cr… Wed 5 cr, Thu 19 cr, Fri 32 cr. Total: ₹ 56 cr. India biz… SUPERB!” The film has indeed shown a welcome change in its collection and the long weekend makes sure that more is yet to come.
The film, on the other hand, has received decent reviews from the critics and the word of mouth verdict too may affect the collections in the coming days. The film has been getting mixed reviews but the curiosity of people around the film has got them thronging the theatres in huge numbers. Coming days are crucial for the film since this will decide its fate. The Karni Sena outrage has gone nowhere and in such a circumstance the collections in the upcoming days still remain a challenge for the makers.