It looks like the American film dominated the weekend, but “Aiyaary” was indeed the Bollywood front runner. It collected Rs. 11.70 *crore over its opening weekend. A meager beginning if it hopes to recoup its 65-crore budget. It will need a strong opening week. There are no reports this morning in collections for “Aiyaary’s” release-date mates, “Kuchh Bheege Alfaaz“, “The Window“, or “Jaane Kyun De Yaaron“.
Akshay Kumar’s “Pad Man” has had a devastating drop over its second weekend. With only 9.03 crore collected over the past three days, it’s a 78% drop from opening weekend. With a lifetime total so far of Rs. 71.90 crore, it’s anyone’s guess if it has reached or will reach its budget. After reviewing five different resources, five different budget amounts were found: 90 crore, 70 crore, 40 crore, 30 crore, and 20 crore. In all but one scenario, the budget has been reached. If the genuine figure is 90 crore, it just may have trouble getting there before the end of its run. Taking a look at the films yet to come this year, it will also not be in the top ten at the end of 2018. For now, however, it’s second highest-grossing.
Over its fourth weekend, “Padmaavat” did better than “Pad Man” over its second. “Padmaavat” collected 11.25 crore over the past three days, bringing its lifetime total to Rs. 276.50. Going into a fourth week, it may have some trouble finding the 23.5 crore more it would need to reach 300.
On the global charts, “Padmaavat” is set to cross 500! With total collections world-wide at Rs. 499 crore, it will cross 500 this week. When it does, it will be only the 10th film in Indian cinema history to do so. The world-wide top ten list for Indian cinema will then become a 500-crore club only, as “Padmaavat” has now entered the list at number 10.
On the Bollywood-only world-wide list, “Padmaavat” sits at a comfy number eight, under “Tiger Zinda Hai” at number seven.
Meanwhile, “Secret Superstar” added another 42 crore to its world-wide figure, bringing the global total to Rs. 965 crore! Having earned 42 crore over its fifth weekend in China, it is not out of the race yet to reach 1000. It needs just 35 crore more. Can it become the third film in Indian cinema history to reach this incredible number?
* 1 crore = 10,000,000 rupees