When Bollywood was going through one of its toughest periods, when big stars’ films like Tubelight and Jab Harry Met Sejal were failing at box office through outright rejection from audience, it was Akshay Kumar, who came to the rescue and brought Bollywood back on its feet.
His film Toilet: Ek Prem Katha has instilled a fresh breath at box office and the Indian crowd is turning up in massive numbers for the movie. From single screens of small towns to multiplexes of metro cities, everywhere the shows are witnessing a very impressive footfall.
Toilet: Ek Prem Katha has crossed the 100 crore in 8 days itself and so far, its collections are 106 crore. TEPK is already collecting better than Akshay’s previous movie Jolly LLB 2 and its lifetime total is 117 crore.
If it continues its impressive run like this, it can surpass the lifetime total of Akshay Kumar’s Highest Grosser till date Rowdy Rathore (133 crore). Its earning pattern is still strong in 2nd weekend despite new releases Annabelle: Creation and Bareilly Ki Barfi. Its Sunday collections will be crucial so will be the weekdays of 2nd week.
The biggest positive for the film is that it is getting acceptance from masses to urban crowd. This is a great news for Akshay Kumar and his fans. Rowdy Rathore was out and out entertainer but TEPK is socially relevant movie so if it becomes a huge success, it will positively change the scenario of content driven movies in India.
Let’s see how much further Toilet: Ek Prem Katha goes.
Here are Akshay’s Highest Grossers of All Time:
|Toilet: Ek Prem Katha||2017||134.25|
|Jolly LLB 2||2017||117.00|
*Film still running in theaters