Pad Man enjoyed a good first week at the Box Office as it brought in Rs. 62.87 crore. Considering the fact that the weekend was Rs. 40.05 crore, the fall during the weekdays has been less than 50% which is good in fact.
The collections are on the same lines as Baadshaho [Rs. 64.14 crore] which was a far more commercial film, had opened well and then had a better weekend. Still, Pad Man had seen better sustenance at the Box Office and is now headed for a good lifetime. Baadshaho had collected Rs. 78 crore in its lifetime and there is a good probability that Pad Man would be able to go past that mark by the end of second weekend itself.
If one looks at the Rs. 100 crore earners over the years, the only offbeat films that have managed it so far are Barfi (which was a superhit), Tubelight (which was a disaster) and Akshay Kumar‘s own Toilet – Ek Prem Katha (a superhit). If Pad Man manages to go past the Rs. 100 crore mark, it would be an achievement no less.
However, from overall commercials standpoint, Pad Man is already a success and once it comes in the vicinity of Rs. 90 crore, it would be enjoying a higher verdict.