Toilet Ek Prem Katha box office collection day 2: Akshay Kumar film continues to do well, earns Rs 30.20 cr

Toilet Ek Prem Katha box office collection day 2: Akshay Kumar film has the advantage of the extended Independence Day weekend. It also released at a time when there are no major Hollywood films in competition. The movie earned Rs 17.10 crore on Saturday.

Written by Samarpita Das | New Delhi | Updated: August 14, 2017 11:22 am
 toilet ek prem katha, Akshay Kumar, Bhumi Pednekar, toilet ek prem katha pics, akshay kumar pics Toilet Ek Prem Katha box office collection day 2: Akshay Kumar’s film managed to earn Rs 17.10 crore on Saturday.

Akshay Kumar has managed to avert the dry spell at the box office which has been looming for months with his latest Toilet: Ek Prem Katha. The film became the sixth highest opener of 2017 on Friday as it opened at Rs 13.10 crore. The film witnessed a massive hike on Saturday, when it earned Rs 17.10 crore, garnering the total collection to Rs 30.20 crore. “#ToiletEkPremKatha Fri 13.10 cr, Sat 17.10 cr. Total: ₹ 30.20 cr. India biz… ₹ 48 cr [+/-] weekend on the cards… SUPERB… #TEPK,” Taran Adarsh, Bollywood trade analyst informed.

“#ToiletEkPremKatha witnessed FANTASTIC growth on Sat… Strong word of mouth is translating into MASSIVE numbers… #TEPK,” he added. At a time when films are biting the dust at the box office, Akshay Kumar’s film is expected to do better in the coming days. The film also has the added advantage of being able to garner more audiences thanks to the Independence Day holiday, which falls on Tuesday.

Akshay Kumar has managed to carve a niche of his own. Khiladi fans believe him to be a superstar who delivers time and again. On Friday and early Saturday morning, indianexpress.com had interacted with a few movie goers. While a few critics have panned the film, audiences seemed to be quite impressed with Akshay Kumar’s performance. At a 9am screening in a popular South Delhi multiplex, most people who had entered the theatre half asleep were seen leaving the hall looking quite happy. Every time Akshay Kumar, or Divyendu Sharma, delivered a dialogue, a roar of laughter was heard at the theatre.

“I was not very keen on watching the film. I had only accompanied my son and husband because they are big fans of Akshay Kumar. After watching the film, I believe it was worth it,” said a woman, who is a teacher by profession. Meanwhile, Toilet: Ek Prem Katha, also starring Bhumi Pednekar and Anupam Kher, has been declared tax free in all the BJP ruled states.

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