It seems like Akshay Kumar has found his niche. After raising awareness on cleanliness with Toilet: Ek Prem Katha, Akshay has yet again hit the right spot with his recent release PadMan, which tackles taboo surrounding menstruation and menstrual hygiene. The social drama, directed by R Balki, managed to earn a total of Rs 10.26 crore on its opening day and continued to show strong performance with Rs 13.68 crore on Saturday and Rs 16.11 crore on Sunday, respectively.
However, PadMan has begun its weekday on a weak note. The film registered only Rs 5.87 crore on Monday and another Rs 6.12 crore on Tuesday. While the figures have picked up pace with a meagre jump of not more than 5%, it still remains to be seen if the Akshay Kumar starrer can pass the first week test and manages to enter the second week of its box office journey.
Here are the box office figures of PadMan:
PadMan Fri : ₹10.26 cr, Sat : ₹13.68 cr, Sun : ₹16.11 cr, Mon: ₹5.87 cr, Tues: Rs 6.12 cr (Total: Rs 52.04 crore)
With Sidharth Malhotra and Manoj Bajpayee’s Aiyaary all set to hit the screens on February 16, it would be interesting to see if the audience would still choose to watch PadMan this Valentine’s Week or opt for an action-thriller like the Neeraj Pandey directorial.
Produced by Twinkle Khanna under the banner of Mrs Funnybones Productions, PadMan released in 50 countries all over the world and for the first time, a Bollywood film had released on the same day in Russia, Ivory Coast and even Iraq.