Akshay Kumar's Toilet: Ek Prem Katha tops opening weekend in China box-office; earns Rs 61.1 cr in t

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Akshay Kumar's satirical comedy-drama Toilet: Ek Prem Katha (TEPK), which landed in mainland screens on 8 June, has topped the opening weekend in China box-office with a cumulative three-day gross of $9.05 million (Rs 61.1 crore), holding off competition from Disney/Marvel's blockbuster Avengers: Infinity War, the local smash hit How Long Will I Love U and Jean-Claude Van Damme's action thriller Black Water.

The opening weekend total of $9.05 million (Rs 61.1 crore) has powered the film's worldwide earnings to Rs 277.6 crore. Although the PRC weekend takings of TEPK surpassed Salman Khan's Bajrangi Bhaijaan($8.75 million) and Baahubali 2: The Conclusion ($7.63 million), it fell short of weekend performances of other Indian films such as Secret Superstar ($27.72 million), Hindi Medium ($21.2 million) and Dangal($14.2 million).

However, TEPK, with a day-one theatrical revenue of $2.35 million (Rs 15.8 crore), registered the fourth biggest opening for an Indian film, only behind Secret Superstar ($6.97 million), Hindi Medium ($3.43 million) and Baahubali 2: The Conclusion ($2.43 million). It edged past the $2.24 million opening day bow of Bajrangi Bhaijaan which released for the Lantern festival weekend in March. While TEPK debuted at No.2 on 8 June, the film topped the box-office chart on both 9 and 10 June and witnessed an excellent 53 percent growth on day two.


Talking to Firstpost, an elated Shibasish Sarkar, COO, Reliance Entertainment, said, "The film has definitely performed well in the first three days. It's more than what we expected initially. But, the crucial time starts on 11 June. It has a lesser rating than Dangal and other films. Although the ratings were out on 8 June (Friday), the film witnessed good growth on Saturday and Sunday with word-of-mouth picking up. Now, we have to see how it performs on the weekdays. And, Jurassic World is releasing next week in China, which will definitely take up substantial number of shows"

With close to 12,000 screens, TEPK received the fourth biggest Indian release in China after Secret Superstar (21,000), Baahubali 2: The Conclusion (19,000) and Hindi Medium (17,000). However, it received the widest release for an Indian film with a show count of over 66,000. It's the third Indian movie after Secret Superstar (55,860) and Baahubali 2: The Conclusion (52,955) to open with 50,000+ shows in the Middle Kingdom. For a genre like satirical comedy, TEPK holds a good score of 8.2 on China’s popular ticket selling and box-office platform Maoyan and a decent 7.2 rating on review aggregator site Douban from 10,148 votes.

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Well done Bollywood! China will become no.1 film market in 2020,more trade between two nations means less conflict...
 

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Chinese and Indian societies have lot in common, reason why Bollywood movies are doing well.
 

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I didn't expect this movie to have resonated with the audience in China. Does China have any toilet problems? How exactly did this movie become a success there?
 

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I didn't expect this movie to have resonated with the audience in China. Does China have any toilet problems? How exactly did this movie become a success there?
China doesn't have no shortage of toilets but the people outside major cities have a problem accepting toilet manners. You can see people and small kids mostly shitting and pissing in public places when they can't hold back.
You can just search for news about chinese people shitting in airports and other public places.
This is why the government has introduced a credit system to rate their conduct, the people not satisfying minimum standard would probably face restriction from movement.
We do shit in open fields but no one will dare shit in a public office or airport.
 

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