New Delhi: Akshay Kumar's Toilet: Ek Prem Katha, now one-week old at the box office, has been declared a hit by trade analyst Taran Adarsh. The film collected over Rs 96 crore in seven days and Taran Adarsh says that the film's success story is far from over yet. "Toilet: Ek Prem Katha is expected to dominate in Week 2, despite new film releases today. It's a wave that won't slow down so soon," he wrote on Twitter. The new film releasing today are the Hindi version of Dhanush and Kajol's VIP 2, Kriti Sanon, Ayushmann Khurrana and Rajkummar Rao's Bareilly Ki Barfi and Gurinder Chadha's Partition: 1947. Out of the three only Bareilly Ki Barfi has received favourable reviews although Dhanush's VIP 2 (released in Hindi as Lalkar) dominated the south box office when it hit the screens last week.
- Toilet: Ek Prem Katha is expected to dominate in Week 2: Taran Adarsh
- Akshay's film started on slow note but gained momentum
- The film collected over Rs 96 crore in seven days
Meanwhile, here's the first week box office report of Akshay Kumar's Toilet: Ek Prem Katha:
Here's what Taran Adarsh has to say about Toilet: Ek Prem Katha upcoming week:
Toilet: Ek Prem Katha released a week after Shah Rukh Khan's Jab Harry Met Sejal failed to impress movie-goers. It is Akshay's second release of the year - his Jolly LLB 2, co-starring Huma Qureshi released in February. Toilet: Ek Prem Katha also stars Bhumi Pednekar, Anupam Kher and Divyendu Sharma.
Meanwhile, Akshay Kumar is awaiting the release of Shankar's 2.0, in which he plays antagonist opposite Rajinikanth. He is filming the R Balki-directed Padman (produced by his wife twinkle Khanna) and Reema Kagti's Gold, co-starring television actress Mouni Roy.