Filmmaker Luv Ranjan’s Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety has become the second highest grosser of the year, which opened to all sorts of reviews on February 23 surpassing the collection of Akshay Kumar’s PadMan with a total of Rs 82.1 crore in the third week of its release.
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) March 11, 2018
Taran Adarsh, Trade analyst took Twitter to announce the figures late Sunday, his tweet read “#SonuKeTituKiSweety is now the SECOND HIGHEST GROSSER of 2018, after #Padmaavat… Crosses #PadMan [approx ₹ 81 cr]… [Week 3] Fri 2.27 cr, Sat 4.12 cr. Total: ₹ 82.10 cr. India biz… SUPER-HIT… #SKTKS,”
After facing widespread protests alleging distortion of history from fringe groups Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavat finally hit theatres on January 26 remains the top-grosser with Rs 286.24 crore domestic collection. Starring Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor in lead roles, Padmavat also faced a delay at the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC).
Starring Sunny Singh, Nushrat Bharucha and Kartik Aaryan, Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety was also the third highest weekend opener for the year 2018.
TOP 3 – 2018
Opening Weekend biz…
1. #Padmavaat ₹ 114 cr [extended weekend; select previews on Wed, released on Thu]… Hindi + Tamil + Telugu versions
2. #PadMan ₹ 40.05 cr
3. #SonuKeTituKiSweety #SKTKS ₹ 26.57 cr
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) February 26, 2018
R Balki’s PadMan starring Akshay and Sonam Kapoor in lead roles hit theatres on February 9 and has earned approximately Rs 81 crore till date.