Pad Man, Akshay Kumar’s first movie of 2018 hit the theaters yesterday and it is getting a good response. The Khiladi is been doing lots of social topics lately and it’s a very crucial change Bollywood and our country needs. Audience turned up for the film right from its first show, giving it a strong support.
Pad Man has collected 10.26 crore on its 1st day at box office. This is a good opening day number for this R. Balki directorial as the topic of menstruation is not discussed openly in our country yet it has managed such a strong collection. Of course, the major credit goes to Akshay Kumar due to whose stardom, the film has reached the mass audience.
Pad Man’s target audience is from urban regions and multiplexes and that is exactly from where it has got most of its collections. Akshay’s last film Toilet: Ek Prem Katha had more appeal to small centers as well that’s why its opening day number was higher than Pad Man but the makers will be happy with the start.
Pad Man is a content driven movie even if it has Akshay Kumar. It has got exceptional reviews from critics and the crowd is giving a positive feedback for it so on its 2nd day and 3rd day, its footfalls will certainly increase. The movie should touch the 40 crore mark in its opening weekend which will set the path for its weekdays.
Pad Man’s morning occupancy on 1st day was around 30% which improved further to overall 60-70% in evening shows. With 2750 screens in India, it has a big opportunity to attract the crowd in weekend. The threat of Padmaavat is not much as both the films have different genres and audience will be preferring the fresh release in theaters. It remains to be seen if Pad Man enters the 100 crore club or not in coming days.