Shree Narayan Singh's latest Bollywood blockbuster “Toilet: Ek Prem Katha” starring the Indian star actor and producer Akshay Kumar hit theatres on August 11, 2017. Highly anticipated by fans from all of India, the film was set to be a clear success! Indeed, the comedy-romance film performed very well at the box office. Within the first nine days after the release, “Toilet: Ek Prem Katha” collected more than 100 crore, The Times of India reported on August 21, 2017.
On the same day of the official release, torrent files of the Bollywood blockbuster already leaked to P2P networks, as we’ve reported in the TECXIPIO leak alerts on August 11! After the theatrical release, movie piracy rose to almost 280,000 file sharers who downloaded and shared files of the new Hindi film on the second day.
Not surprisingly for a Bollywood blockbuster, a share of 80% of total worldwide fans came from India. The highest movie piracy activity at the city level can be observed in Indian metro cities like Mumbai, Delhi and Kolkata. As a result of vibrant file sharing activity, the Bollywood blockbuster “Toilet: Ek Prem Katha” outraced other Hindi movies like “Jab Harry met Sejal” and acquired the top spot of the Hindi movie list in August to date! Since the day “Toilet: Ek Prem Katha” has been released, movie piracy for the Bollywood blockbuster increased to 1,263,257 file sharers worldwide in just ten days.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance*
Release date (India): August 11, 2017*
First seen torrent: August 11, 2017
Director: Shree Narayan Singh*
Writers: Garima, Siddharth*
Stars: Akshay Kumar, Bhumi Pednekar and Anupam Kher*
Production companies: Plan C Studios, Abundantia Entertainment, Friday Filmworks, KriArj Entertainment*
Box office collection: 104 crore**
Total number of file sharers: 1,263,257
Source: TECXIPIO PIC
Definition: The rankings are based on the number of unique file sharers: How many peers (file sharers) shared at least one file of Shree Narayan Singh'sBollywood blockbuster “Toilet: Ek Prem Katha” between August 11 and 21, 2017?
** The Times of India