Box Office Collections 2019: Akshay Kumar's Kesari emerges as big winner! Check list of top opening day grossers

ZeeBiz WebTeam | Mar 25, 2019, 01:19 PM IST

Kesari Box Office Collection: The Akshay Kumar starrer movie is unstoppable at the box office as its opening weekend earnings have already crossed Rs 75-crore mark. Kesari, directed by Anurag Singh, also stars Parineeti Chopra in the female protagonist's role although for a brief appearance. Other star cast include Mir Sarwar, Vansh Bhardwaj, Jaspreet Singh, Vivek Saini and Vikram Kochhar among others. Akshay Kumar plays the role of Havildar Ishar Singh, who was the leader of the Sikh contingent, in the film.


Sharing the opening day collection of Kesari, film trade analyst Taran Adarsh had tweeted, Top *Opening Day* biz - 2019...
1. #Kesari ₹ 21.50 cr [Thu]
2. #GullyBoy ₹ 19.40 cr [Thu]
3. #TotalDhamaal ₹ 16.50 cr
4. #CaptainMarvel ₹ 13.01 cr
Note: ₹ 10 cr+ openers. India biz. Image source: Reuters


Taran Adarsh also termed the film as Akshay Kumar’s second biggest opener, after #Gold [₹ 25.25 cr; #IndependenceDay]. Image source: Twitter


Taran Adarsh also stated that the film has set the benchmark as the highest day 1 of 2019, so far at Rs 21.06 crore, and tweeted, "#Kesari benchmarks...
Highest *Day 1* of 2019 [so far]: ₹ 21.06 cr
Crossed ₹ 50 cr: Day 3
Crossed ₹ 75 cr: Day 4
Highest opening weekend of 2019 [so far]: ₹ 78.07 cr [4 days; Thu-Sun] India biz." Image source: Twitter


In another tweet today, he wrote, “#Kesari puts up an impressive total… North circuits are superb… While the 4-day total is good, the biz on Sat and Sun should’ve been higher, since the word of mouth is excellent… Thu 21.06 cr, Fri 16.75 cr, Sat 18.75 cr, Sun 21.51 cr. Total: ₹ 78.07 cr. India biz.” Image source: Twitter


“Section of the industry feels #IPL2019 curtailed the growth of #Kesari on Sat [evening] and Sun… Two days that could’ve made a biggg difference to the *extended* weekend total… Weekdays pivotal… Strong numbers and solid trending [Mon-Thu] are a must,” he added. Image source: Twitter


The story of the film is based on the Battle of Saragarhi that was fought between a contingent of the British Army’s Sikh regiment and Afghan tribesmen by the end of the 19th century. Although Afghans fighters defeated the Sikhs due to their large numbers, it was Sikhs audacious will to stand in the battle has no parallel. Image source: Twitter