Akshay Kumar’s latest film Toilet: Ek Prem Katha has finally beaten his previous highest grosser film Rowdy Rathore at the box office. The film was expected to cross 150 crores based on its first week collection, but the release of many new good films marred its lifetime collection.
As per the box office reports, the film reached 133.60 crores in its fifth weekend. Rowdy Rathore has a lifetime collection of 131 crores at the box office whereas Toilet: Ek Prem Katha finally surpassed that figure to become the highest grosser of Akshay Kumar. There is a huge difference though between Rowdy Rathore and Toilet – Ek Prem Katha. Former was a ‘masala’ entertainer which came at a time when such South remakes ruled. It had chartbuster songs as well and the action-humour quotient further helped the cause. On the other hand, Toilet – Ek Prem Katha is a social flick and didn’t have any precedent whatsoever. The film is expected to cross 135 crores in its lifetime.