New Delhi, Dec. 17 -- Indian films slowly seem to be losing shine at the China box office, a market so far springing up one blockbuster after another. Akshay Kumar's biographical drama Padman released last week, has registered an unimpressive total of $3.55 million (Rs. 25.54 crore). The film that also features Sonam Kapoor and Radhika Apte had made Rs. 78.22 crore upon its release in India earlier this year. Trade website Box Office India pointed out that at $1.75 million, the opening numbers of the R.Balki directed film were even lower than Kumar's last release in China Toilet: Ek Prem Katha that had collected $2.25 million.

"Pad Man registers a low start in China. Opening day numbers are much lower than Toilet: Ek Prem Katha which opene...