Toilet Ek Prem Katha box office: Akshay Kumar earns Rs 13.10 crore on day one

Hindustan Times Aug 12, 2017 11:16 am
Akshay Kumar and Bhumi Pednekar play lead roles in Toilet Ek Prem Katha.
Akshay Kumar and Bhumi Pednekar play lead roles in Toilet Ek Prem Katha.

Akshay Kumar’s Toilet Ek Prem Katha made an above average debut at the box office on the first day of its release, collecting Rs 13.10 crore. Released across 3200 screens all over the India, the numbers are expected to rise with the extended Independence Day weekend coming up.

Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted, “#ToiletEkPremKatha Fri ₹ 13.10 cr. India biz... Sat and Sun look better... Biz to get big boost on Tue [Independence Day]... #TEPK. #ToiletEkPremKatha picked up rapidly post noon onwards... Mass circuits have performed the best... Plexes decent/good... #TEPK.”

Toilet: Ek Prem Katha is the story of a man whose wife leaves him after discovering there is no toilet in his house. The protagonist then sets out on a mission to win her back by building toilets in his village.

Made at an estimated budget of Rs 18 crore, Toilet Ek Prem Katha also stars Bhumi Pednekar and Anupam Kher. Shree Narayan Singh makes his directorial debut with the film.

Inspired by Prime Miniser Narendra Modi’s Swachh Bharat Abhiyaa, the film urges people to stop open defecation. Before the film’s release, Akshay also met PM Modi.

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