Toilet – Ek Prem Katha, directed by Shree Narayan Singh, and starring Akshay Kumar and Bhumi Pednekar had a wide release on Friday August 11. The trailer of the film got noticed and moreover, it talks about the relatable problems of lack of toilets in India. The opening was moderate but it picked up dramatically in the afternoon and evening shows. Not just critics, but even audiences seemed to have liked the film.
In this box office report, we take a look at the opening day collections of Toilet – Ek Prem Katha while comparing the same to the previous releases of 2017. Collecting Rs. 13.10 cr on its opening day, the social satire ranks as the sixth highest opening day grosser of 2017. However, the film doesn’t surpass the opening day collections of previous releases of this year like Baahubali 2 – The Conclusion that collected Rs. 41 cr, Salman Khan-starrer Tubelight that collected Rs. 21.15 cr, Shah Rukh Khan’s Raees that collected Rs. 20.42 cr and Jab Harry Met Sejal that collected Rs. 15.25 cr. It even collected Rs. 10 lakhs less than Akshay Kumar’s previous 2017 release Jolly LLB 2 that had collected Rs. 13.20 cr.
On the other hand, the collections of Toilet – Ek Prem Katha does manage to out beat other releases of 2017 like Badrinath Ki Dulhania that collected Rs. 12.25 cr, Kaabil that collected Rs. 10.43 cr and Half Grilfriend that collected Rs. 10.27 cr.
Toilet – Ek Prem Katha seems to be trending well and is expected to do even better on Saturday and Sunday.
Movie Name – Box office collections
Baahubali 2 – The Conclusion – Rs. 41 cr
Tubelight – Rs. 21.15 cr
Raees – Rs. 20.42 cr
Jab Harry Met Sejal – Rs. 15.25 cr
Jolly LLB 2 – Rs. 13.20 cr
Toilet – Ek Prem Katha – Rs. 13.10 cr
Badrinath Ki Dulhania – Rs. 12.25 cr
Kaabil – Rs. 10.43 cr
Half Girlfriend – Rs. 10.27 cr