Box-office Day 2: Bhansali’s ‘Padmaavat’ mints Rs 56 crore in three days

In just three days of release, Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s magnum opus ‘Padmaavat’ earned Rs 56 at the box-office. Despite protests, the periodic drama has been able to drag audience to the theatres and made a promising 19 crore in the opening day. On its second day, ‘Padmaavat’ showed a remarkable growth of Rs 32 crore.

Despite the furious attitude of the Karni Sena, audience showered immense love on ‘Padmaavat’.

Summing the Friday and Saturday collection including paid previews, the film has earned Rs 56 crore in just three days. (Thursday, January 25 – 19 Crore and Wednesday, January 24 (Paid Previews) – 5 Crore).

Trade Analyst Taran Adarsh also updated about he overseas figures of the film and it was mind-blowing. 

Thu A$ 363,973
Fri A$ 537,530
Total: A$ 901,503 [? 4.65 cr]@Rentrak#Padmaavat
Thu NZ$ 64,265
Fri NZ$ 98,460
Total: NZ$ 162,725 [? 76.10 lakhs]@Rentrak

Thu £ 115,710
Fri £ 143,642 [some locations yet to be updated]
Total: £ 259,352 [? 2.34 cr]@Rentrak#Padmaavat
Thu € 66,364
Fri biz yet to be updated.
Total: € 66,364 [? 52.45 lakhs]@Rentrak

Meanwhile, talking about the first day box-office report, Deepika Padukone said the movie has spoken for itself, against all the odds it faced from the very beginning. "I think there is a time for everything. The film has spoken for itself like you have seen the reactions to the film. It has been phenomenal. That is in a way the best response we can give, through the work that we do," said Deepika.

Despite Censor board certification and Supreme Court ordered, few states of Indian continued its protest against the periodic drama. From the very beginning, Karni Sena turned rebel for ‘Padmaavat’. Multi-core sets were damaged, costumes burnt, Sanjay Leela Bhansali was attacked. Their anger intensified when the film received censor board certification and Supreme Court nod.

Stones were thrown at GD Goenka School bus carrying school kids near Bhondsi in Sohna, few protestors even burnt a govt bus in Haryana. Security at the theaters in Delhi has been beefed up. Malls were damaged and many more unpleasant incidents were reported.