Akshay Kumar-Bhumi Pednekar starrer Toilet Ek Prem Katha has debuted at the number one spot at the China box office. The comedy-drama made Rs 61 crore in its opening weekend in China. “#ToiletEkPremKatha has a SOLID opening weekend in China… Retains the No 1 spot at China BO on Sun too.” trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted on Monday.
Akshay Kumar and Bhumi Pednekar’s film was released in China as Toilet Hero and it debuted at #2 at the box office, collecting $ 2.36 million (Rs. 15.94 crore) on its opening day. “Market for well-made content-driven Indian films continues to bloom in China. .. Toilet: Ek Prem Katha – titled Toilet Hero for Chinese audiences – starts off very well… Debuts at No 2 at China box office…Friday $ 2.36 mn (Rs.15.94 crore), Shows: 56,974, Admits / Footfalls: 496,483,” Taran Adarsh tweeted.
Market for well-made *content-driven* Indian films continues to bloom in China… #ToiletEkPremKatha – titled #ToiletHero for Chinese audiences – starts off VERY WELL… Debuts at No 2 at China BO…
Fri $ 2.36 mn [₹ 15.94 cr]
Admits / Footfalls: 496,483#TEPK
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) June 9, 2018
#ToiletEkPremKatha registers a SUPER 51.06% growth on Day 2 [Sat] in China… That’s not all, it has also zoomed to the No 1 spot at China BO on Day 2 itself… That says it all…
Fri $ 2.35 mn
Sat $ 3.55 mn
Total: $ 5.90 [₹ 39.85 cr]#TEPK #ToiletHero
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) June 10, 2018
Toilet Ek Prem Katha received a bigger opening than films like Hindi Medium and Bajrangi Bhaijaan. It was screened in 11,500 screens across the country. Yesterday, Akshay was overwhelmed with the response and tweeted, “Thank you audiences in China for your appreciation for ‘Toilet Hero’ delighted to receive so much love..
TEPK, a satirical comedy in support of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s campaign to improve sanitation conditions in India, had hit the domestic box office in August 2017.It became one of the top grossers of 2017 by doing a business of Rs. 134.22 crore in India alone.
Recently, several Indian films such as Dangal, Secret Superstar, Bajrangi Bhaijaan and Hindi Medium have proven to be hits with Chinese audiences.