Padmaavat box office collection is refusing to slow down: After a long battle with fringe groups who were opposed to its release, this film is now moving towards glory. Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor starrer entered the Rs 200 crore-club at the end of Day 11. The epic period drama in its second weekend earned Rs 46 crore while in week 1 it bagged Rs 166.5 crore. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh took to Twitter and posted the new box office collection of the film. “#Padmaavat biz at a glance… Week 1: ₹ 166.50 cr Weekend 2: ₹ 46 cr Total: ₹ 212.50 cr India biz. SUPER-HIT,” he said. The trade analyst had earlier predicted that the movie will soon cross the Rs 200 crore mark.
“#Padmaavat shows MASSIVE JUMP on Sat… Will cross ₹ 200 cr today [Sun]… Is already SLB, Ranveer and Shahid’s HIGHEST GROSSER… Will be Deepika’s HIGHEST GROSSER once it crosses #ChennaiExpress… [Week 2] Fri 10 cr, Sat 16 cr. Total: ₹ 192.50 cr. India biz,” he said on Twitter
Meanwhile, in yet another success that the Sanjay Leela Bhansali directorial has achieved is that it has become the highest overseas grosses in Australia. It earned Rs 13.58 crore in the island nation leaving behind Baahubali 2, Dangal, Tiger Zinda Hai amongst others. On its opening day which also included paid previews earned Rs 24 crore. While on its first weekend, Padmaavat earned Rs 90 crore.
Also, it has earned $20 million overseas at the close of the second week. It has thereby surpassed Salman Khan starrer Tiger Zinda Hai. It is now the highest all-time overseas grosser.
Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone have both proved to be good for Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Bhansali, in Padmaavat, has now cast the duo for the third time and that marks the highly successful trilogy for the star team of the director, with Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram Leela and Bajirao Mastani being the other two. It remains to be seen whether this trilogy will be the end of the director-actor combination or whether Sanjay Leela Bhansali has another magnum opus up his sleeve.