Though it received mixed reviews, Anurag Singh’s Kesari is doing fine at the office so far. After an impressive opening day, the Akshay Kumar led period war film had a minor drop of 20% on day two bagging Rs17 crore nett, as reported by BoxOfficeIndia.com.
The Dharma productions, Azure Entertainment film has had made Rs38 crore nett in two days. Friday was a working day and the producers will hope for the film to pick up substantially over the weekend.
Made at an estimated budget of Rs100 crore, Kesari has released in 3600 screens in India and 400 screens overseas.
Directed by Anurag Singh, Kesari is based on the 1897 Battle of Saragarhi that was fought between 21 Sikh soldiers and over 10,000 Afghan warriors.
Meanwhile, holdover release Badla continued to do well. The Amitabh Bachchan – Taapsee Pannu thriller made Rs1.85 crore nett on its third Friday. The Red Chillies Entertainment production has so far collected Rs67.64 crore nett. The film is made at an estimated budget of Rs24 crore. Badla was released in 1000 screens.
Total Dhamaal and Luka Chuppi, the other holdover releases, too made decent gains. Total Dhamaal is nearing Rs150 crore nett. The Indra Kumar directed multi-starrer comedy made Rs25 lakhs on its fifth Friday to take its India business so far to Rs147.57 crore nett.
Meanwhile, Kartik Aaryan, Kriti Sanon-starrer Luka Chuppi picked up Rs50 lakhs nett on its fourth Friday to take its Inda business to Rs81.91 crore nett.