February has been a great month for many Bollywood films. Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmaavat may have released on January 25 but it continued to collect huge amounts of money at the Bollywood box office. It collected a total of Rs 288.43 crore till now, Padmaavat is 2018’s first film to cross the Rs 200 crore mark.
Trade analysts’ are predicting that Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s drama should remain steady in the coming days as well. Padmaavat’s success doesn’t really come as a surprise after all the problems faced by the film. It’s a classic case of controversies working well for a film. While Karni Sena and CBFC made things difficult for Sanjay Leela Bhansali, the postponement of Padmaavat’s release date had a great effect on other Bollywood releases mainly Padman and Aiyaary.
Akshay Kumar’s social drama Padman has earned a total of Rs 80 crore till now and chances of it crossing the Rs 100 crore mark are pretty less after considering the new releases in the coming days. Girish Johar remarks, PadMan is the kind of film that goes beyond box office numbers. It talks about a subject which has been considered a taboo in the Indian society for far too long.
As far as Sidharth Malhotra and Manoj Bajpayee’s political drama Aiyaary is concerned, its performance has been as very poor as its critical reception. Aiyaary managed to collect a sum of Rs 17 crore, despite being the solo Bollywood Box Office release on February 16.
Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety, Coming from the Pyaar Ka Punchnama trio, expectations from this romantic comedy were fairly low. But director Luv Ranjan worked his magic yet again. SONU Ke Titu Ki Sweety has earned a total of Rs 68.05 crore in less than two weeks.
Marvel’s first all-black superhero movie Black Panther was really impressive. Black Panther was a global success and it even managed to collect Rs 43.28 crore at the Indian box office, giving some movies tough competition like Aiyaary. These were the films that released in February until then we’ll have to wait for other movies and see how they do at the box office.