Padmaavat brought in 26 crores* more on Saturday and that is quite a good number considering the fact that there is one more major day i.e. today (Sunday) left as well before the weekend is through. The film has collected 82 crore* already and that has placed it well on course to not just go past the 100 crore mark by afternoon as well but aim for higher glory in time to come.
The magnitude of the film’s success can well be gauged by the fact that last year Raees (on clash with Kaabil) had brought in 109.01 crores in its entire first week and here Padmaavat is all set to score almost as much before the end of fourth day itself (apart from the paid preview day).
The film is a major success for Ranveer Singh as it has already gone past the entire lifetime number of Dil Dhadakne Do [78 crores] and Gunday [77 crores]. These are his biggest grossers outside Sanjay Leela Bhansali films and one now waits to see with which filmmaker does he go on to score something as huge.
Shahid Kapoor too has a lot to cheer since the film is now his bigger grosser ever while surpassing R… Rajkumar [66 crore].
As for Deepika Padukone, she has seen much bigger successes in Chennai Express, Happy New Year and Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani to name a few and hence Padmaavat would need to be really super strong to challenge lifetime numbers of these films.
*Estimates. Final numbers awaited
Note: All collections as per production and distribution sources
Joginder Tuteja tweets @tutejajoginder