R Balki’s social drama PadMan shows no signs of slowing down at the box office. The Akshay Kumar, Radhika Apte and Sonam Kapoor starrer continues to mint money rapidly in its very first week. The film which deals with the menstrual hygiene is inspired by the real-life ‘PadMan’ Arunachalam Muruganantham who brought a revolution with his idea of making cheap and accessible sanitary napkins.
PadMan has received mixed reviews from critics and audiences. While the theme of the movie is laudable, the movie could have been handled in a more nuanced manner, many critics mention. Nevertheless, PadMan has got people talking about periods and sanitary napkins all over social media.
On the opening day, PadMan started the journey on a decent note but picked up very well post noon shows and did the business of 10.26 crores. With this, it has emerged as the 2nd highest opener of the year so far in Hindi film industry and 16th highest of Akshay’s career.
On Saturday being weekend and due to positive word of mouth, the movie showed fair jump of 33% in it’s business graph and minted the amount of 13.68 crores. Then on Sunday with further growth and it raked the business of 16.11 crores and raised it’s opening weekend total collection to 40.05 crores on 2750 screens nationwide.
Now Akshay Kumar, Sonam Kapoor and Radhika Apte starrer has been entered in weekdays and asusual started getting lower footfalls than before. On Monday, it faced the drop of around 45% than Friday and garnered the business of 5.87 crores. With this, total 4 days collection of PadMan has become 45.92 crores domestically.
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