Padmaavat Box-Office Collection: Despite Karni Sena's Opposition, Shahid-Deepika-Ranveer Starrer Crosses ₹ 100 Crore Over The Weekend

Here are the collections of the first weekend of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's magnum opus Padmaavat. The film has amassed ₹114 Crore in just the opening weekend. Read on to know more...

Amidst protests in various cities staged by the Karni Sena against Padmaavat, Sanjay Leela Bhansali's grand spectacle with a soul has opened to heartwarming numbers in the opening weekend. The film has entered the coveted ₹100 Crore club in just its first weekend. Trade expert Taran Adarsh took to social media to share the figures.

Adarsh's tweet read, "Protests... Disturbances... No screening in few states... Yet, #Padmaavat does EXCELLENT biz in its extended weekend... The film lost out on substantial biz [approx ₹ 35 cr / ₹ 37 cr], but the SUPERB trending in other circuits helped put up a MAJESTIC total... (sic)."

Adarsh's tweet read, "Looking at the overall scenario, #Padmaavat has put up FANTASTIC numbers in its extended weekend... Crosses ₹ 100 cr mark... Wed [limited previews] 5 cr, Thu 19 cr, Fri 32 cr, Sat 27 cr, Sun 31 cr. Total: ₹ 114 cr. India biz. 👍👍👍 (sic)."

Well, the film has smoothly cemented its position in the Rs 100 Crore club by amassing ₹114 Crore at the domestic box-office.

The Shahid Kapoor-Deepika Padukone-Ranveer Singh starrer has been in the news ever since it went on floors. The Karni Sena has been the prime group who have been vehemently opposing it, so much so that their vandalism also resulted in Bhansali getting slapped by their members during one of his shooting schedules. Few state governments (Rajasthan, MP, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, and Haryana) jumped in to throw spanners, but the intervention of the Supreme Court seeked by Bhansali and Viacom 18 (co-producer) enabled it to finally see the light of day.

It opened on a very slow note on Day 1, but picked up towards the evening. The numbers would have been considerably more if no fear psychosis had engulfed the people in many parts of the nation and the film would have had a clean release.

The film has also received fairly good reviews from most sections of the media. For those who've come in late, Editor Vickey Lalwani gave it a 4-star rating.

And we certainly don't know what the Karni Sena achieved in disrupting the law and order. The eerie silence of the CMs of the opposing states was equally inexplicable.

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