Akshay Kumar's 'Kesari' enters Rs 100 crore club within seven days of its release

Akshay Kumar stars in 'Kesari' which depicts the battle of Saragarhi fought in 1897. Photograph:( Twitter )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Mar 28, 2019, 02.33 PM (IST)

This was expected. After becoming the highest opener 2019, Akshay Kumar-starrer `Kesari` has now achieved another feat. The film has entered the Rs 100 crore club in just seven days of its run at the box office making it the first film this year to have earned Rs 100 crore in such a short time. 

The film earned Rs 93.49 crore in six days and raked in Rs 6.52 crore on Wednesday. The period drama has collected Rs. 100.01 crore so far.
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh shared the box office collection of the film on his Twitter handle.He wrote, "#Kesari is now *fastest* Rs 100 cr grosser of 2019 [so far]... Crosses Rs 100 cr on Day 7... Thu 21.06 cr, Fri 16.75 cr, Sat 18.75 cr, Sun 21.51 cr, Mon 8.25 cr, Tue 7.17 cr, Wed 6.52. Total: Rs 100.01 cr. India biz... Rs 100 cr in days: #GullyBoy [Day 8]. #TotalDhamaal [Day 9]." Read review

×

The film had a spectacular opening on the occasion of Holi. `Kesari` earned Rs 21.06 crore on its first day, making it the biggest opener of the year so far. The war drama has earned rave reviews from critics and the audience alike.The film earned Rs 16.70 crore on its second day, and minted Rs. 18.75 crore on its third day, paving its the way into to the 50 crore club in just three days. Also read: Akshay Kumar's 'Kesari' leaked online, a day after its theatrical release

According to Adarsh, the film featured on 4200 screens across the world, with 3600 in the country and 600 abroad.

`Kesari`, also starring Parineeti Chopra, is based on the 1897 Battle of Saragarhi, where an army of 21 Sikhs fought against 10,000 Afghans. 
Akshay plays the role of Havildar Ishar Singh.The film, which is directed by Anurag Singh, hit the theatres on March 21, giving fans a perfect Holi gift.Apart from `Kesari`, Akshay will also be seen in `Good News` and `Mission Mangal`, while, Parineeti will soon star in `Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar` and `Jabariya Jodi`. 

Story highlights

The film had a spectacular opening on the occasion of Holi. `Kesari` earned Rs 21.06 crore on its first day, making it the biggest opener of the year so far.