PadMan Box Office Collection Day 7: Dealing with the much-neglected issue of menstrual and sanitary hygiene of women, director R.Balki’s ‘PadMan’ starring Akshay Kumar has finished its first week in theatres. On Day 7, the film seems to have witnessed a steady growth at the box office. PadMan minted Rs 3.78 Crore on Thursday taking the total domestic collections to Rs 62.87 crore. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted that the movie has fared well due to the partial holidays on weekends that included Mahashivratri and Valentine’s Day. “PadMan fared well in Week 1… Got the advantage of partial holidays on weekdays… Will be interesting to see how it sustains in Week 2… Fri 10.26 cr, Sat 13.68 cr, Sun 16.11 cr, Mon 5.87 cr, Tue 6.12 cr, Wed 7.05 cr, Thu 3.78 cr. Total: ₹ 62.87 cr. India biz.,” tweeted Adarsh.
#PadMan fared well in Week 1… Got the advantage of partial holidays on weekdays… Will be interesting to see how it sustains in Week 2… Fri 10.26 cr, Sat 13.68 cr, Sun 16.11 cr, Mon 5.87 cr, Tue 6.12 cr, Wed 7.05 cr, Thu 3.78 cr. Total: ₹ 62.87 cr. India biz.
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) February 16, 2018
According to Bollywood Hungama, PadMan’s first-week collection is similar to that of Ajay Devgn’s Baadshaho that collected Rs 64.14 crore but managed to rake in just Rs 78 crore in its overall collection. However, PadMan is expected to sustain more at the box office and cross this mark. However, the film will have to fight the likes of Aiyaary and Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety in the coming weeks to reach the milestone of Rs 100 crore.
The Akshay Kumar starrer did cross the benchmark set by his previous movies as it went past Baby [Rs. 63.82 crore] and Gabbar Is Back [Rs. 60 crore] in the first week. Meanwhile, Akshay’s PadMan, a less commercial and more offbeat film based on its subject, if manages to pass the Rs 100 crore target will be seen as a great achievement. The other out-of-the-box films that have managed to collect Rs 100 crore are Barfi, Tubelight, Toilet- Ek Prem Katha.
PadMan is a real-life story of Arunachalam Muruganantham and deals with the social stigma related to menstruation cycle. Muruganathan is the brainchild behind that manufacturing of cheap and affordable sanitary napkins for the weaker and poorer sections of the society. Akshay has now done a socially inclined movie like PadMan after his impressive Toilet: Ek Prem Katha that earned over Rs 200 crore.