It's time for Akshay Kumar, Karan Johar, Anurag Singh and team to start planning for celebrations. Their Kesari has emerged as a success at the Box Office if collections as well during the four days at theatres are any indication.
On Sunday, the film saw increased footfalls and that resulted in collections to the tune of Rs. 21.51 crore. The film has been steady ever since its arrival and is consolidating well ever since. Even though IPL has kick-started on Saturday and is indeed turning out to be a competition, Kesari is keeping audiences engaged.
The film has now collected Rs. 78.07 crore in its extended four day weekend and is now stepping into the weekdays with a good base already been set. That said, Akshay Kumar's last release 2.0 (Hindi) had an even better four day number as it had accumulated Rs. 97.25 crore. Even though Kesari is behind in comparison, the numbers gathered are still huge as the film has been made at less than 20% of 2.0 cost.
Kesari is in fact much bigger than Akshay Kumar's own Gold which had arrived prior to 2.0 and had the first seven day numbers standing at Rs. 79.90 crore. That has been almost equated by Kesari in mere four days and a lot more is yet to come in the weekdays to follow.