Thappad Box Office: After collecting 3.07 crores on its opening day, it had seen a major dip in collections on the second Friday as around 1 crore had come in. This was expected too since the weekdays – though consistent – were in the mid-range and then a fall was expected due to the release of Baaghi 3 (and to some extent also due to the virus scare).
However, there was a pleasant surprise for all in-store as the second Saturday saw a major jump in numbers. This isn’t something that was expected after the numbers had gone down post the weekend. Still, the fact that the film grew huge to find itself around the 1.85 crores* pretty much shows that there is a segment of audiences out there which has indeed liked what it has been offered.
The Anubhav Sinha directed film has now collected 25.64 crores* so far and should be around the 28 crores mark before the weekend is through. There is further jump expected today and post that Monday and Tuesday would be good too due to Holi festival. Though earlier it had seemed that the Taapsee Pannu starrer would have a lifetime number of around 32 crores, now there is a good possibility of the eventual number turning out to be in the vicinity of 35 crores.
*Estimates. Final numbers awaited
Note: All collections as per production and distribution sources