Akshay Kumar and Parineeti Chopra starrer war-drama film Kesari had a very good opening week with the collection of 106+ crores.
Released on Holi, Akshay Kumar and Parineeti Chopra starrer war-drama Kesari has completed the first week on a positive note. With the collection of 106+ crores, it becomes the highest opening week grosser of 2019. It has beaten the opening week numbers of Gully Boy, Total Dhamaal and Uri: The Surgical Strike.
Kesari first week collection: day-wise box office report
Kesari had a superb good opening at the box office. It earned 21.06 crores (on Holi) despite the loss of the morning and noon shows. However, the movie failed to make a big impact over the weekend. It remains steady over the weekend and earned 78.07 crores in four days.
On Monday, the movie saw a huge drop and earned only 8.25 crores. Throughout the weekdays, the remained steady and earned around 28 crores from Monday to Thursday. The total collection of the movie after 8 days stands at 106+ crores.
#Kesari is now *fastest* ₹ 100 cr grosser of 2019 [so far]… Crosses ₹ 100 cr on Day 7… Thu 21.06 cr, Fri 16.75 cr, Sat 18.75 cr, Sun 21.51 cr, Mon 8.25 cr, Tue 7.17 cr, Wed 6.52. Total: ₹ 100.01 cr. India biz… ₹ 100 cr in days: #GullyBoy [Day 8]. #TotalDhamaal [Day 9].
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) March 28, 2019
Despite 100+ crores opening week, Kesari failed to meet the expectations. It was expected to cross 100 crore by the end of the first weekend itself. However, it took seven days to achieve this feat. Some people believe that the clash with IPL has affected Kesari box office collection.
Kesari Budget, economics and lifetime prediction
The total budget (promotion and advertising cost) of Kesari is 100 crores. It needs to earn 130 crores to be declared a box office hit.
It remains to be seen, how many days will it take to achieve this number. Kesari is expected to drop further in the second weekend as there will be a reduction in the screen count with the release of Notebook and Junglee.
Talking about lifetime collection, Kesari still has a chance to enter 150 crore club. However, it needs to remain stable throughout the second week to achieve this feat.
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