The release of Padmaavat in the international markets has seen an incredible opening. UK, Australia and New Zealand have received huge box office collections on the first day of its screening.
Times Now reported that the film has surpassed collections of Baahubali 2: The Conclusion (Hindi version) and Dangal. The collections of Baahubali 2, was $212 thousand, and Dangal, was $247 thousand respectively. Padmavaat opened with a collection of $347 thousand. It earned £97 in UK and $64 thousand in New Zealand with the paid preview screening. The film received Rs 5 crore through the paid previews in India.
“Padmaavat has seen a fabulous start in the overseas markets of Bollywood,” Taran Adarsh, Senior Trade Analyst tweeted.
According to a report in The Quint the opening in Indian markets was predicted to be Rs 35 crore. However, this did not happen and was lower than the expected amount because of the violent attacks and protests in the country surrounding the film release. The film is yet to hit screens in Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat. This has caused a drop in the expected collections.