After creating a lot of buzz over its controversial storyline, Sanjay Leela Bhansali's much-anticipated magnum opus Padmaavat is doing wonders at the box office.
Starring Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor in lead roles, the movie has managed to mint Rs 27 crore on Saturday taking its total collection to a stupendous amount of Rs 83 crore.
Famous biz analyst Taran Adarsh along with Padmaavat's makers was also confident that the movie will comfortably cross Rs 100 crore marks on Sunday.
Earlier scheduled to release on December 1, 2017, Padmaavat has hit the screens on January 25 amidst much of the controversies all over India.
But it seems like the massive protests by Karni Sena have failed to dampen the spirits of this Bhansali directorial.
While in some states like Rajasthan, Gujarat and Haryana the debates have worked against the film, in the international market Padmaavat is performing really well.
In Australia and Ireland, the movie has already beat blockbusters like Baahubali, Dangal and others. On the other hand, the Deepika Padukone-starrer is the highest grossing Hindi film in North America till the time. Ranveer-Deepika's royal drama has managed to earn Rs 11 crore on January 27 in the country.
#Padmaavat is ROCKING in key international markets...
Thu A$ 363,973
Fri A$ 537,530
Sat A$ 462,288
Total: A$ 1,363,791 [₹ 7.04 cr]@Rentrak
UK-IRELAND— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) January 28, 2018
Thu £ 115,710
Fri £ 184,977
Sat £ 234,841 [some locations yet to be updated]
Total: £ 535,528 [₹ 4.82 cr]@Rentrak
Apart from these, Padmaavat has also beat the box office collection of Akshay Kumar's Toilet-Ek Prem Katha and Varun Dhawan starrer Judwaa 2, which had made a business of Rs 30.2 crore and Rs 36.65 crore, respectively after two days of release.
#Padmaavat continues to SPARKLE... Biz on Sat [after a big holiday on Fri] was EXCEPTIONAL... Will comfortably cross ₹ 100 cr mark today [Sun]… Wed [limited preview shows] 5 cr, Thu 19 cr, Fri 32 cr, Sat 27 cr. Total: ₹ 83 cr. India biz.— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) January 28, 2018
With the release of Padmaavat across the country, critics and audiences are also going gaga over Bhansali's skills of high-class directions yet another time. Deepika, Ranveer and Shahid have also been inundated with heart felt messages from across Bollywood.
Padmaavat was a pure magic for B-town diva Alia Bhatt, while filmmaker Sujoy Ghosh is amazed with the visual spectacle of Padmaavat. In short, the entire Bollywood is proud to have Bhansali in the industry and wishes him all the best.
Sanjay sir you have nailed it once again with the world you’ve given us! Can’t wait for your next magical piece already! Running out of big beautiful words to describe your films ☺️🙈 Thank you for this experience :) ✨✨✨✨ #SanjayLeelaBhansali— Alia Bhatt (@aliaa08) January 25, 2018
i saw Padmavati by SLB. i am sooooo proud of @sudeepdop .. what a visual spectacle.. i thoroughly enjoyed. @RanveerOfficial @shahidkapoor and of course.. the one and only @deepikapadukone ... thank you for the cinema!— sujoy ghosh (@sujoy_g) January 26, 2018
Meanwhile, Padmaavat's performance in international market has also left Ranveer stunned.
After being informed about the same, an excited Ranveer said, "Oh wow, I did not know that," Bollywood Life reported.
#Padmaavat records the HIGHEST SINGLE DAY [note: Hindi film] in North America [USA and Canada] on Sat… Higher than #PK, #Dangal, #Dhoom3 and #BajrangiBhaijaan... #Padmaavat is a MONSTROUS HIT there... Figures coming up!— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) January 28, 2018
"Well, now you mentioned it, I have to say it very important. If we make films in Hindi we will always face the language barrier. Films made in the West reach out to the whole world as English is spoken all over the world. For a film made out of Mumbai or anywhere in the country like Baahubali to go out in the international market and do well is a very positive sign. Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s films have always been a good draw in foreign markets. He makes these epic magnum opuses mounted on a huge unprecedented scale, which are a huge draw there. The producers have been quite bullish throughout. They have fought immense battles to get this film released, I am very happy for them," he added.
HIGHEST SINGLE DAY IN NORTH AMERICA...
1 #Padmaavat $ 1,841,628
Date: 27 Jan 2018
2 #PK $ 1,418,817
Date: 20 Dec 2014
3 #Dangal $ 1,346,274
Date: 25 Dec 2016
4 #Dhoom3 $ 1,304,679
Date: 21 Dec 2013
5 #BajrangiBhaijaan $ 1,050,000
Date: 18 July 2015
Note: HINDI films.— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) January 28, 2018
Based on the 16th-century Sufi poet Malik Muhammad Jayasi’s epic poem 'Padmavat', the movie has been mired in controversies since inception.
Met the Queen - @deepikapadukone - to celebrate the tremendous love that #Padmaavat has received... Deepika is truly winning hearts and also the BO... Great conversation and a memorable evening. pic.twitter.com/GnAtwQWvY0— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) January 27, 2018