Bollywood’s latest release, Kalank, is observing an upward trend at the domestic ticket windows – the Alia Bhatt-Varun Dhawan-starrer has collected an estimated Rs 12-14 crore on its fourth day of release on Saturday.
According to a Filmibeat report, the film earns Rs 12-14 crore on day four of the release. After a smashing opening on Wednesday with Rs 21.06 crore, Kalank saw more than 50% dip in the collections on Thursday. However, the film has seen an upward trend ever since. It earned Rs 11.5 crore on Friday and an estimated Rs 12 crore on Saturday. The four day total for the film stands at Rs 56 crore. The film has been made on an estimated budget of Rs 150 crore,
Despite the silver lining, the film does not seem to be heading towards a Rs 100-crore opening weekend, disappointing trade pundits who had expected it to cross the mark in the extended five-day weekend.
Kalank registered the highest opening day for a Bollywood film in 2019, the highest opening day for Alia and Varun individually and together.
Directed by Abhishek Varman of 2 States fame, the film also stars Madhuri Dixit, Sanjay Dutt, Sonakshi Sinha, Aditya Roy Kapur and Kunal Khemmu. Produced by Karan Johar, the movie was originally conceptualized by his father Yash and Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol were supposed to feature in it.
Kalank is Alia and Varun’s fourth film together after blockbusters such as Student of the Year, Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania and Badrinath Ki Dulhania. It also brought together the hit 90s pairing of Sanjay and Madhuri after two decades.
The makers of Kalank strategically chose April 17, Mahavir Jayanti – a partial holiday – for the release as it is followed by an extended weekend with Good Friday on April 19.
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First Published: Apr 21, 2019 08:57 IST