Kesari 3rd day box office collection: Akshay Kumar starrer war-drama Kesari saw decent growth on Saturday, earns 18.7 crores.
This week releases Kesari is on a see-saw ride at the box office. After a big opening with the collection of 21.06 crores, Akshay Kumar and Parineeti Chopra starrer war-drama witnessed a drop of around 21% and earned 16.7 crores on Friday.
After a drop on Friday, the movie has now witnessed a decent jump in the collection on Saturday. Kesari 3rd day collection is 18.7 crores. The total collection of the movie after 3 days stands at 56.51 crores.
#Kesari shows an upward trend on Day 3 [Sat]… Metros pick up, mass circuits good… Big Day 4 [Sun] on the cards… Eyes ₹ 80 cr [+/-] *extended* weekend… Thu 21.06 cr, Fri 16.70 cr, Sat 18.75 cr. Total: ₹ 56.51 cr. India biz.
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) March 24, 2019
IPL 2019 opening match between Chennai and Bangalore has affected the collection of the evening and nights shows. In case of no match, the collection would have been 2-3 crores more.
100 crore weekend looks difficult now
After three days, the total collection of Kesari stands at 56.51 crores. With positive reviews and solid word of mouth, the collection is expected to grow by 15% to 20% on Sunday. However, once again the IPL matches may affect the box office numbers. There are two big matches today. So, there is a good chance that the evening and night shows get affected.
The movie earned 21.06 crores on Thursday despite limited morning and noon shows due to Holi. With the collection of 21.06 crores, it becomes the highest opening day grosser of 2019 beating Ranveer Singh’s Gully Boy (19.4 crores).
Kesari budget and box office economics
Kesari budget (promotion and advertising cost) is 100 crores. Here is a look at the verdict of the movie based on its lifetime collection.
Hit – More than 130 crores
Super Hit – More than 150 crores
Blockbuster – More than 220 crores
I feel that the movie will struggle after a good opening weekend. I am expecting the lifetime collection of the movie to be around 140 crores. Akshay Kumar has to wait for his first 200 crores grosser.
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