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Akshay Kumar sets new records with Kesari

After attaining the record of highest day one and first weekend grosser of 2019, Anurag Singh’s Kesari sets a new record by becoming the highest first week grosser of the year by surpassing the 100 crore mark. The film has garnered Rs 103.89 crore in eight days. Total Dhamaal crossed this benchmark in nine days while  Gully Boy and URI – The Surgical Strike did it in 10 days.

Movie

No Of Days

Collection

Kesari

8 Days

1,03,89,00,000

Total Dhamaal

9 Days

1,05,00,00,000

Gully Boy

10 Days

1,00,67,00,000

URI

10 Days

1,06,45,00,000

 

Not only that, Kesari also becomes the highest first week grosser as far as all the Akshay Kumar films are concerned. Prior to Kesari, the highest week one grosser for Akshay Kumar was Toilet Ek Prem Katha (TEPK), released in August 2017, which collected Rs 90.84 crore; making Kesari’s collections 14.36 per cent higher than that of TEPK. Moreover, the actor’s recent release is also his highest first weekend (Rs 77.35 cr) and second highest day one (Rs 21.06 cr) grosser.

Sr No.

Movies

1st Weekend

Movies

1st Week Collection

1

Kesari

77,35,00,000

Kesari

1,03,89,00,000

2

GOLD

66,75,00,000

Toilet Ek Prem Katha

90,84,00,000

3

Housefull 3

53,31,00,000

Rustom

89,34,00,000

4

Brothers

52,08,00,000

GOLD

83,90,00,000

5

Rustom

49,62,00,000

Airlift

82,53,00,000

 

Kesari, released on March 21, 2019, is a film based on the Battle of Saragarhi when 21 Sikh soldiers of British Indian contingent fought against 10,000 Afghan nationals.

 

- Bhavi Gathani

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