Actors Akshay Kumar and Parineeti Chopra starrer Kesari has finally crossed the benchmark of Rs 150 crore at the Box Office in India and emerged as another hit for the actor. Directed by Anurag Singh, the film has collected the amount Rs 150.91 crore so far. Kesari registered substantial growth in its collection in the weekend four, especially on Saturday and Sunday by raking in Rs 1.30 crore and Rs 1.70 crore, respectively.
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh revealed the latest Box Office figures of Kesari on Twitter and wrote, “#Kesari crosses ₹ 150 cr… Witnesses substantial growth on [fourth] Sat and Sun… Will add a few more crores, before #Kalank [on Wed] and #AvengersEndgame arrive… [Week 4] Fri 70 lakhs, Sat 1.30 cr, Sun 1.70 cr. Total: ₹ 150.91 cr. India biz.” (sic)
The film managed to go past Rs 150 crore at the Box Office after 25 days of its release. It reached Rs 100 crore on its day 7 itself. The journey of collecting Rs 50 crore after that looked quite difficult. However, Kesari refused to crash despite new releases. Adarsh tweeted about the benchmarks of Kesari and wrote, “#Kesari biz at a glance…
Week 1: ₹ 105.86 cr [8 days]
Week 2: ₹ 29.66 cr
Week 3: ₹ 11.69 cr
Weekend 4: ₹ 3.70 cr
Total: ₹ 150.91 cr
India biz. HIT.
Crossed ₹ 50 cr: Day 3
₹ 75 cr: Day 4
₹ 100 cr: Day 7
₹ 150 cr: Day 25
Kesari brings the story of the epic Battle of Saragarhi on the big screen in mainstream Hindi cinema. The battle was fought between 21 Sikh soldiers under the British army and 10,000 Afghan troopers. It is considered as the third bravest battle ever fought and one of the bravest last stands ever taken in world history.
Kesari is backed by Karan Johar‘s Dharma Productions and features Parineeti in a brief role. It’s also another action film in Akshay’s kitty, who’s now one of the most sought-after action heroes in Bollywood. The film has been mounted on a big budget.