Deepika-Ranveer starrer Padmaavat enters Rs 300 cr. club

Deepika-Ranveer starrer  Padmaavat enters Rs 300 cr. club
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Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s magnum opus crossed the milestone of Rs 300 crore at the Indian box office. After being mired in controversies from its filming days, the Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor starrer released in India (except Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Bihar) on January 25. Despite being barred from release in four major states, the period drama crossed the 100 crore mark in just seven days. Now after completing 50 days of its runtime at the theatres, Padmaavat, earlier titled Padmavati, has entered the Rs 300 crore club. The film has earned a total of Rs 300.26 crore in India.
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh shared the week-wise collection of the film on Twitter. He tweeted, “#Padmaavat biz at a glance…Week 1: Rs. 166.50 cr [had an extended weekend] Week 2: Rs. 69.50 cr Week 3: Rs. 31.75 cr Week 4: Rs. 14.17 cr Week 5: Rs. 7.54 cr Week 6: Rs. 6.98 cr Week 7: Rs. 3.82 cr Total: Rs. 300.26 cr India biz. Note: Hindi + Tamil + Telugu. BLOCKBUSTER.”
An adaptation of Sufi poem Padmavat penned by poet Malik Muhammad Jayasi, Padmaavat is the seventh film to enter the 300 crore club. Deepika, at the time of the release, predicted the film will have “earth-shattering box office performance” and her prediction has come out to be correct. The protests by several fringe groups against the portrayal of Rani Padmini clearly failed to derail the film.
Earlier it was the two Khans, Aamir and Salman who dominated the coveted club with their films PK, Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Sultan, Dangal and Tiger Zinda Hai in it. Prabhas and Rana Daggubati starrer Baahubali: The Conclusion also made it to the club and also became the only film to enter the Rs 500 crore club. Apart from this, the film broke several other records. It registered the highest opening weekend for a Hindi film overseas (excluding China). The film has collected $12 million (Rs 76.24 crore) approx. in the first weekend.