Sanjay Leela Bhansaliâ€™s ambitious project â€˜Padmaavatâ€™ has been mired in controversies ever since he started shooting in Jaipur. The much-awaited film despite all the odds finally hit the silver screens on January 25.
Trade pundits were expecting a phenomenal performance from Padmaavat and the flick didnâ€™t disappoint. The Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh starrer has opened with a massive response at the box office in India.
The period drama has won the hearts of movie lovers who canâ€™t stop gushing over how magnificent it has turned out to be.The magnum opus has earned rave reviews from the critics who have given it a thumbs up.
Padmaavat has minted Rs 19 crore on the opening day and is expected to cross the Rs 100 crore mark within the first week. It seems the magic of the movie is working in international territories as well.
Bollywood trade analyst Taran Adarsh took to Twitter to share the impressive box office collection of Padmaavat in overseas. He tweeted, ''Padmaavat is on a record-smashing spree''.
#Xclusive: And the audience verdict is crystal clear... #Padmaavat is on a RECORD-SMASHING SPREE in key international markets... The growth on Fri [vis-Ã -vis Thu] is PHENOMENAL... Day-wise data follows: Australia, New Zealand, UK and Germany... @Rentrakâ€” taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) January 27, 2018
#Padmaavatâ€” taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) January 27, 2018
Thu Â£ 115,710
Fri Â£ 143,642 [some locations yet to be updated]
Total: Â£ 259,352 [â‚¹ 2.34 cr]@Rentrak#Padmaavat
Thu â‚¬ 66,364
Fri biz yet to be updated.
Total: â‚¬ 66,364 [â‚¹ 52.45 lakhs]@Rentrak
Taran Adarsh also had a word of advice for the makers of Akshay Kumar starrer PadMan. The social drama which will release on February 9 was earlier slated to hit the theatres on the same day as Padmaavat.
An IMPORTANT reason why #Padmaavat is scoring BIG numbers in Australia - besides the merits, of course - is the release strategy... Opened in all 3 chains: Hoyts, Event and Village [unlike other Indian films that have to choose between Hoyts and Event]... Paramount achieved it.â€” taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) January 27, 2018
Sony should take a cue from the release strategy adopted by Paramount [for #Padmaavat] and release #PadMan accordingly in Australia... An international studio exploring an Indian film internationally can result in massive numbers [if the film is rich in merits].â€” taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) January 27, 2018
Considering the initial success of Padmaavat, we wouldn't be surprised if it manages to rake in big moolah at the box office.