A week into its release and Akshay Kumar’s PadMan looks to be going strong. The film that is a cult in spreading awareness about menstrual hygiene in women is getting rare reviews for its storyline and performances. On day 6, the R.Balki directorial managed to reach around Rs 60 crore in its box office collection. After quite a lull in its collection on Monday and Tuesday, the Akshay Kumar-Sonam Kapoor starrer seemed to be slowly getting back into form with a collection of Rs 7.05 crore, taking its total collections to Rs 59.09 crore in the country.
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted on Thursday that the movie is going SUPER-STRONG. “#PadMan is SUPER-STRONG… Fri 10.26 cr, Sat 13.68 cr, Sun 16.11 cr, Mon 5.87 cr, Tue 6.12 cr, Wed 7.05 cr. Total: ₹ 59.09 cr.,” tweeted Adarsh. Meanwhile, the film is also doing well overseas. The film that has been released with a total of 600 screens in the overseas market has got a good response from the international market. On day 6, the film managed to earn Rs 1.60 lacs (2,495 USD) from 8 screens in Australia; whereas, in New Zealand, it minted Rs. 3.26 lacs (5080 USD) from 13 screens.
#PadMan is SUPER-STRONG… Fri 10.26 cr, Sat 13.68 cr, Sun 16.11 cr, Mon 5.87 cr, Tue 6.12 cr, Wed 7.05 cr. Total: ₹ 59.09 cr. India biz.
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) February 15, 2018
Mahashivratri and Valentine’s Day on Tuesday also helped PadMan’s domestic collections. However, the film which is currently having a fair run at the box office will have to fight the likes of Aiyaary and Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety in the coming weeks. Aiyaary releasing tomorrow will be a tough challenge for PadMan which would somehow be hoping to lift its collection to reach the Rs 100 Crore mark. The Akshay Kumar starrer is expected to cross the benchmark set by his previous movies on Day 1. PadMan is expected to mint Rs 64 crore in its first week and go past Baby [Rs. 63.82 crore] and Gabbar Is Back [Rs. 60 crore] in the first week.
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.