The Akshay Kumar starrer Kesari, directed by Anurag Singh hit screens yesterday. Released across 3600 screens in the domestic market, the film opening on a slow note with occupancy rate remained low on account of the festival of Holi. However, as the day progressed the business of the film witnessed a big growth in collections with audience welcoming the new release.
In this box office analysis, we take a look at the opening day collections of Kesari while comparing the same to previous releases of 2019. Collecting Rs. 21.06 cr, Kesari has managed to surpass the business of the Ranveer Singh starrer Gully Boy that had collected Rs. 19.40 cr to become the highest opening day grosser of 2019. If that wasn’t all, the opening day business of Akshay Kumar’s Kesari has recorded better collections than other releases like Total Dhamaal that collected Rs. 16.50 cr, Uri – The Surgical Strike that collected Rs. 8.20 cr, Luka Chuppi that collected Rs. 8.01 cr, Manikarnika – The Queen Of Jhansi that collected Rs. 7.75 cr, Badla that collected Rs. 5.04 cr, The Accidental Prime Minister that collected Rs. 3.40 cr, and Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga that collected Rs. 2.90 cr.
As of now, trade expectations state that the business of Kesari will certainly see an even bigger growth in collections as the weekend progresses. In fact, it won’t be a surprise if Kesari, that enjoys an extended festive weekend goes on to become one of the highest opening weekend grossers of 2019.
Movie Name – Opening Day collections
Kesari – Rs. 21.06 cr
Gully Boy – Rs. 19.40 cr
Total Dhamaal – Rs. 16.50 cr
Uri – The Surgical Strike – Rs. 8.20 cr
Luka Chuppi – Rs. 8.01 cr
Manikarnika – The Queen Of Jhansi – Rs. 7.75 cr
Badla – Rs. 5.04 cr
The Accidental Prime Minister – Rs. 3.40 cr
Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga – Rs. 2.90 cr