Akshay Kumar-starrer Padman, released in Japan on December 2018, raked in $671,455.64 (Rs 4.78 crore approximately).
The million dollar question however is will this Rs 200 crore film surpass the business of Chennai Express and emerge as Shah Rukh Khan's highest grosser?
Riva Tulpule, whose family hails from Maharashtra, managed to collect funds for the cause in Dubai in the last couple of months.
If not for the film's unusual theme - based on the real life story of an entrepreneur who made low cost sanitary pads - the collections would have been higher.
A group of women, who have been following in the footsteps of Tamil Nadu-based real life 'pad man' Arunchalam Muruganathan, were thrilled to watch the story of their mentor being enacted on screen.