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'Kalank' becomes the biggest opener of 2019

Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt in official poster of 'Kalank' Photograph:( Twitter )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Apr 18, 2019, 12.39 PM (IST)

Karan Johar's multi-starrer film 'Kalank' has got the biggest opening of 2019. The film, directed by Abhishek Varman, released on Wednesday has earned Rs 21.60 crore on its opening day making it the highest opener of 2019. 

Trade analyst Taran Adarsh took to Twitter to share the numbers of the film. "#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" 

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Interestingly, 'Kalank' has crossed the first-day earnings of Akshay Kumar's 'Kesari' which is also been produced by Karan Johar. 'Kesari' is now the second biggest opener of 2019. 

Adarsh shared the numbers of the top four films which have got the biggest opening this year. 

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Owing to a mid-week holiday, trade pundits feel that the film was able to garner big number on the first day but they are skeptical if the will continue to have a dream run at the box office owing to the missed reviews that the film has been receiving. Read WION's review of 'Kalank' here. 

The film stars Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, Madhuri Dixit, Sanjay Dutt, Sonakshi Sinha and Aditya Roy Kapoor.