Padmaavat starring Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor is shaping up really well, much to the relief of the actors as well as the rest of the filmmakers. The epic period drama has earned a jaw-dropping Rs 18 crore and that too over the third weekend! With this, the movie has bagged over Rs 250 crore and it is still running in theatres. The numbers are unbelievable keeping in the mind the release of Akshay Kumar starrer PadMan, which has also received good word of mouth. After a slow start, this Akshay movie gained pace and earned Rs 40 crore in its opening weekend. However, the Sanjay Leela Bhansali directed film is turning out to be a major challenge as there is a huge section of audience continuing to give this film very good attention. Imagine, if PadMan was a solo release, then how much of the Rs 18 cr Padmaavat earned last weekend would have come to it. But that is all in the realm of conjecture. Hard data speaks for itself and that is putting momentum behind Padmaavat. May the best movie win! The way in which Padmaavat is still going great guns, one can only imagine what is in the offing for the movie on the weekdays. As per Bollywood Hungama report, Padmaavat can come close to reaching a total of Rs 265 crore over the week. Although Padmaavat has emerged as a huge box office success it is still short of 2017's biggest hit Salman Khan starrer Tiger Zinda Hai. Tiger Zinda Hai had taken Bollywood by storm and was a massive success. By the end of week three the Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif starrer had earned a whopping Rs 318 crore. The movie is currently in its seventh week and has earned Rs 339 crore.