This week’s latest release Aiyaary, starring Sidharth Malhotra, Manoj Bajpayee and Rakul Preet Singh, had a rather underwhelming start at the box office with respect to the kind of hype the film had generated prior to its release.
On the other side, already-released films like Padman and Padmaavat are growing steadily with every passing day in the theatres.
Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s magnum opus Padmaavat, starring Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh, has emerged as one of the highest grossing films in Bollywood. The kind of nationwide attention that the film gathered — owing to the violent protests by various fringe groups belonging to the Rajput community — has only helped the film in the longer run. The film’s collection — both in India as well as abroad — has been mammoth.
According to a report by Box Office India, Bhansali’s film is nearing Rs 500 crore mark in global earnings. The film’s gross domestic earnings is reported to be around Rs 334 crore in India and Rs 165 crore overseas.
Zoom, in one of its reports, claims that Akshay Kumar-starrer Padman which was touted to be his biggest moneyspinner, has had a slow performance at the box office. The film has been able to mint Rs 68.12 crore in nine days of its release. As per trade pundits, the film’s overall earnings will come to a halt at around Rs 80 crore.
Film trade analyst Taran Adarsh posted on Twitter and revealed the collection of Neeraj Pandey’s Aiyaary: