Akshay Kumar’s Toilet – Ek Prem Katha aka Toilet Hero China Opening Day Boxoffice Collection

Akshay Kumar’s last year Block Buster Toilet – Ek Prem Katha released in China yesterday under the title Toilet Hero. The Chinese market has recently been in news for becoming one of the biggest markets for select Indian films outside of India with several titles performing exceptionally well. Toilet – Ek Prem Katha beat the previous position holders, Racing ahead of Dangal, Bajrangi Bhaijaan, PK and Dhoom 3.

Trade analyst and movie critic Taran Adarsh  shared in Twitter as “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] Shows: 56,974 Admits / Footfalls: 496,483 #TEPK”

Toilet: Ek Prem Katha is a  comedy-drama film directed by Shree Narayan Singh. Co-produced by Akshay Kumar and Neeraj Pandey, the film stars Akshay Kumar and Bhumi Pednekar in the lead roles, with Anupam Kher, Sudhir Pandey and Divyendu Sharma in supporting roles. The film was released on 11 August 2017. The film is a satirical comedy in support of governmental campaigns to improve sanitation conditions in India, with an emphasis on the eradication of open defecation, especially in rural areas. The film received three nominations at the 63rd Filmfare Awards, including Best Film, Best Director for Narayan singh and Best Actor for Akshay Kumar.