Padman Movie Opening Weekend Box Office Prediction: The movie might not cross the 100 crore mark on the first weekend, but it will surely mark the hearts of its audiences. Or, we should say that it has already made its way to the heart of its audience worldwide specially the female audience. The subject of the film is taboo in our society and Akshay has done a brilliant job by addressing it.
The social drama based on life of Arunachalam Muruganantham is already achieving its goals. Muruganantham is a local superhero who developed low cost sanitary pads for women.
— News18 (@CNNnews18) February 8, 2018
Box office Prediction
The first day prediction suggest that the movie will have a fairly good start with 13 – 14 crore. Towards the weekend the film will earn close to 50 crore.
Opening Day collection: 13 – 14 crore
Opening Weekend: 48 – 50 crore
Most importantly the run of the film depends on the verdict of audiences. The risk of making a film on ‘Menstruation,’ that’s a taboo in many areas of the society will only pay of if people will suggest the film to their peers.
In Short, the future of the film will be written with ‘Word of Mouth Publicity”
If it’s Good –
- First Weekend – 50-55 Crore
- First Week – 85-95 Crore
- Lifetime – 120-130 Crore
In case it’s Mixed
- First Weekend – 40-45 Crore
- First Week – 70-75 Crore
- Lifetime – 90-100 Crore
If it’s Bad
- First Weekend – 35-38 Crore
- First Week – 55-65 Crore
- Lifetime – 65-70 Crore
The troubles that Padman faces are:
The Taboo Topic: The film is presented as a family entertainers. R. Balki is a master of such sensitive subjects and Akshay kumar surely known how to lighten things up. But would the audience be comfortable going to theatres to watch this subject.
Padmaavat: The shifted release date might have lighten the effect but Padmavati still holds power on the box office. Will the audiences chose a lavish Magnus opus that is hyped by its controversies or a simple sweet social drama?
Already a winner
According to Akshaye Rathi, a Film exhibitor and FMCG distributor the film is already a winner.
#Padman is already a huge success! The film has virtually become a movement & got people across the nation to talk about menstruation like they should – openly. Here's wishing @akshaykumar @sonamakapoor & team @SonyPicsIndia luck for the release tomorrow! @vivekkrishnani
— Akshaye Rathi (@akshayerathi) February 8, 2018
We have to agree that his point of view does carry weight. Just that small shift in the thought process will help the society take big leaps.