The box office score of Akshay Kumar's Toilet: Ek Prem Katha
witnessed a big jump on Saturday with collection figures measuring up to over Rs 17 crores - which is three crores surplus than what the movie raked up on its opening day. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh evaluated the escalation from a moderately fair start
to massive numbers as "fantastic" and "superb." He shared his box office review of Toilet: Ek Prem Katha
on Twitter, saying: "Toilet: Ek Prem Katha
witnessed FANTASTIC growth on Sat... Strong word of mouth is translating into MASSIVE numbers." And for those who may think that the new film might slow down after a brief spark at the theatres, Mr Adarsh predicts it's all set to touch almost half a century of crores over the weekend. "Rs 48 cr [/-] weekend on the cards...," he tweeted. Good going.
Ahead of the film's release, a Box Office India
report predicted that the film will have a good box office run if its #Day1 figures match up to the first day collections of previous Akshay Kumar films such as Airlift
(Rs 11 crores), Rustom
(Rs 13.50 crores) and this year's Jolly LLB 2
(Rs 12 crores).
Meanwhile, the 49-year-old Bollywood Khiladi
has also made noise abroad ahead of the arrival of his new film, prompting foreign media to hail him as "Bollywood's banker.
" Last week, this is what Variety
magazine had to say: "Akshay Kumar is Bollywood's banker, churning out hit after hit, including Rustom, Airlift, and the Jolly LLB franchise." Toilet: Ek Prem Katha
also releases in other countries on various dates.
After the ambitious Baahubali
, Toilet: Ek Prem Katha
was expected to bring in a red letter day
for a rather dormant Bollywood box office and after Saturday, it appears that the film is all set to come back in the game with a bang. Toilet: Ek Prem Katha
released a week after Shah Rukh Khan's Jab Harry Met Sejal
, which too secured a Rs 30 crores in two days
Will Toilet: Ek Prem Katha
be Bollywood's box office redemption? Tell us what you think in the comments below.