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Kalank Box Office Collection sets new record; beats Kesari to become the highest opener of 2019

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 18 April 2019, 11:44 AM
Kalank beats Kesari to become highest opener of 2019
Kalank beats Kesari to become highest opener of 2019

Karan Johar's highly ambitious project Kalank opened to mixed reviews at theaters but owing to its massive promotions that already created a positive buzz around it, the film has set the box office wheel rolling.

The film starring Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan among many others, has raked in Rs 21.60 crore becoming the highest opener of 2019
Kalank has left behind Akshay Kumar's Kesari that had become the highest opener of this year collecting Rs 21 crore on its releasing day. The Alia Bhatt-Varun Dhawan starrer has also left behind Uri: The Surgical Strike, Gully Boy, Luka Chuppi, Kesari and Total Dhamaal. 

Film critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted the box office collection and wrote, "#Kalank starts with a bang... Emerges biggest opener of 2019 *so far*... Plexes terrific... Impressive cast and hype + massive screen count [4000] + #MahavirJayanti holiday have contributed to a big total... Wed ₹ 21.60 cr. India biz." 

 

The opening day being Mahavir Jayanti, a holiday in government organisation and schools contributed to the business of the movie. The upcoming holiday, Good Friday, is also likely to boost its collections at the box office.

Kalank, made on a budget of around Rs 80 crore as also had the widest release, opening to 5,300 screens worldwide, which include 4,000 screens in India and 1,300 screens overseas.

Kalank, with a runtime of 2 hours 48 minutes, is co-produced by Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment and Fox Star Studios. 

First Published: Thursday, April 18, 2019 11:43 AM
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