Toilet: Ek Prem Katha, which has been released as Toilet Hero in China, fell short of expectations on the first Monday at the box office in China.
‘Toilet…’ opened to a strong response at the box office over the opening weekend but failed to maintain its momentum.
After collecting more than $9 mn in the opening weekend, the film had a 45% drop in the earnings and collected over $1.27 mn. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh confirmed the film’s business on his social media handles. Toilet Hero has so far earned Rs 69.91 crore in China.
#ToiletEkPremKatha slackens its pace on Mon in China… Although the decline is 45.96% on Mon [vis-à-vis Fri], a higher number would’ve ensured a strong Week 1 total…
Fri $ 2.35 mn
Sat $ 3.56 mn
Sun $ 3.18 mn
Mon $ 1.27 mn
Total: $ 10.36 mn [₹ 69.91 cr]#TEPK #ToiletHero
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) June 12, 2018
As per Adarsh, though the film had a decent first Monday as it earned $1.27 mn, the film could have ensured a strong week 1 collections if the first four days collections were higher.
Toilet: Ek Prem Katha debuted in the top 5 films at the box office and had an impressive start. However, the first working day affected the film’s potential.
Apparently, the film’s timeline at the box office in the neighbouring country is somehow similar to Baahubali 2. The Prabhas-starrer made quite an impact in China in the first three days, but failed to maintain its stronghold and terribly bombed.
We hope that’s not the case with Akshay Kumar’s social drama as the film won hearts across the globe for its theme and message. Let’s see how Toilet Hero fares in China from this point on.
Directed by Shree Narayan Singh, Toilet: Ek Prem Katha stars Akshay and Bhumi Pednekar in the lead roles and was released on June 8 in China.