Shahid Kapoor, Padmaavat
Shahid Kapoor and Deepika Padukone in PadmaavatMovie Stills

Amidst the protests and open letters, Sanjay Leela Bhansali's magnum opus Padmaavat starring Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor is winning the audience with its beauty and grandness, at the box office.

Sources confirm that Padmaavat has crossed Rs 150 crores in IndiaEarly estimates suggest that the film earned Rs 13.75 crore on Wednesday, bringing the total to Rs 157 crore.

Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh
Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's PadmaavatMovie Stills

For those who don't know, here is the daywise breakup of Padmaavat: Wednesday: Rs 5 crore (paid previews), Thursday Rs 19 crore, Friday Rs 32 crore, Saturday Rs 27 crore, Sunday Rs 31 crore, Monday Rs 15 crore, Tuesday Rs 14 crore.

Trade analyst Taran Adarsh had tweeted on January 31: "#Padmaavat shows no signs of slowing down... Biz is SUPER-STRONG on weekdays... Wed [limited previews] 5 cr, Thu 19 cr, Fri 32 cr, Sat 27 cr, Sun 31 cr, Mon 15 cr, Tue 14 cr. Total: ₹ 143 cr. India biz.

Overseas opening weekend: approx $ 12 million [₹ 76.24 cr]. OUTSTANDING!"

And Padmaavat is breaking records not just in India but in the International markets as well. A few minutes back, Trade Analyst Ramesh Bala tweeted: "At the #NorthAmerican Box office, #Padmaavat has crossed $6 Million.. As of Wed - Jan 31st evening, $6,151,482 [₹ 39.19 Crs ] With that, it has surpassed 2017's No.1 Hindi Grosser #TigerZindaHai - $ 5,920,011..

In 1 week, #Padmaavat has grossed A$ 2,142,568 [₹ 10.97 Crs] at the #Australian Box office.. It has overtaken #PK A$ 2,110,841 to become All-time No.3 Hindi movie there.."

Now, this is some record made by a Bollywood film. Kudos to Sanjay Leela Bhansali for giving us a film that is sure to be written down in Bollywood history.

Having released in around 4,000 screens across India, International Business Times, India gave 4.5 star rating to this period drama film.