Akshay Kumar's new film Toilet: Ek Prem Katha may have had a slow start at the box office but is currently fetching delightful numbers at the box office. The Shree Narayan Singh-directed film arrived in theatres on August 11 and has made a total sum of Rs 115 crore in 10 days, reported trade analyst Taran Adarsh. The second weekend made a contribution of Rs 19 crore to Toilet: Ek Prem Katha's box office report card. Mr Adarsh reviewed the film's performance over the second weekend as "glorious". "Toilet: Ek Prem Katha has a GLORIOUS Weekend 2... [Week 2] Fri 4 cr, Sat 6.75 cr, Sun 8.25 cr. Total: Rs 115.05 cr," tweeted Mr Adarsh.
- The film scored Rs 8.25 crore on Sunday
- It currently stands at Rs 115 crore
- Toilet: Ek Prem Katha released on August 11
Mr Adarsh also points out that Toilet: Ek Prem Katha is chasing the score of Akshay's 2012 blockbuster Rowdy Rathore, which remains the Bollywood Khiladi's highest scoring movie so far. "Toilet: Ek Prem Katha is all set to challenge *lifetime biz* of Rowdy Rathore," tweeted Mr Adarsh. He also predicted that the upcoming weekend and the third week will prove to be "crucial" for the movie's fate at the box office.
Toilet: Ek Prem Katha was joined by movies like Bareilly Ki Barfi and Partition: 1947 at the theatres. Movies like Babumoshai Bandookbaaz and A Gentleman are scheduled to release next week.
With a tweet on Saturday, Mr Adarsh had highlighted that Toilet: Ek Prem Katha has become the eighth film on Akshay Kumar's resume to have surpassed the 100 crore mark. "Toilet: Ek Prem Katha is Akshay Kumar's 8th Rs 100 cr grosser... The 2nd highest, after Salman Khan (11 Rs 100 cr grossers)," he tweeted.
Toilet: Ek Prem Katha also stars Bhumi Pednekar and portrays the poor state of sanitisation in rural India.