There were so many protests going on before and even after the release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmaavat that its release and peaceful functioning at box office was looking extremely difficult but the movie has shined to such extent that is has not only become a highly successful venture but it is ruling the theaters even in 3rd week with audience continues to turn up for its shows.
Padmaavat has now crossed the 250 crore mark. This is a mind blowing feat to achieve when some states have still banned the movie. It is in its 3rd week and has brought around 18 crore in 3 days, making its total 253 crore.
On 3rd Friday, Padmaavat collected 3.50 crore and witnessed a huge jump on Saturday by collecting 6.30 crore. On Sunday too, it kept showing amazing footfalls and minted 8 crore.
Here are Padmaavat’s 3rd Weekend Box Office Collections:
Friday – 3.50 crore
Saturday – 6.30 crore
Sunday – 8 crore (approx.)
Total – 253.80 crore
What’s more surprising is that Akshay Kumar’s Pad Man is released this Friday with major screen share but Padmaavat seems absolutely unaffected by it as audience is still pretty much interested in watching this Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh starrer film.
This kind of growth in 3rd week is a strong indicator of how positive a film can perform if the crowd gets to its appeal. Padmaavat could have easily crossed the 300 crore mark had it got a PAN India release. It has beaten Krrish 3 and is now 7th Highest Grossing Film of All Time in Bollywood.