Akshay Kumar and Parineeti Chopra starrer Kesari is unstoppable at the box office. The movie recorded the biggest opening with Rs 21.06 crore. The movie made a decent collection on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. But after that, the box office was slightly affected as IPL 2019 kickstarted on Saturday evening. The movie collected about Rs 78.07 crore on its first weekend. It was expected that Kesari will enter Rs 100 crore club on Monday, but it didn’t happen.
Now, after exactly one week, Akshay’s film hit Rs 100 crore. The movie made Rs 6.52 crore on Wednesday. Here’s a breakdown of its total collection until now:Thursday (Opening day) – Rs 21.06 croreFriday – Rs 16.75 croreSaturday – Rs 18.75 croreSunday – Rs 21.51 croreMonday – Rs 8.25 croreTuesday – Rs 7.17 croreWednesday – Rs 6.52 croreTotal – Rs 100.01 crore
Talking about the same, trade analyst Taran Adarsh stated to DNA After Hrs, “Of all the releases so far this year, Kesari has registered the highest day-one numbers. It also crossed the Rs 50 crore mark on day three and crossed Rs 75 crore the next day. It has also seen the highest opening weekend (India business).”
Kesari is based on the 1897 Battle of Saragarhi, in which 21 Sikh soldiers took on nearly 10,000 Afghans. Directed by Anurag Singh, the much-loved film is produced by Hiroo Yash Johar, Aruna Bhatia, Karan Johar, Apoorva Mehta, Sunir Kheterpal and presented by Zee Studios.