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Kalank Box Office Day 1 : Alia Bhatt-Varun Dhawan’s movie beats Akshay Kumar’s Kesari to become the biggest opener of 2019!

Multi-starrer movie ‘Kalank’ with Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, Madhuri Dixit, Aditya Roy Kapur, Sonakshi Sinha, Kunal Kemmu and Sanjay Dutt in prominent roles has kick-started at the box-office with a bang!

Poster of Kalank

The movie that received mixed reviews from the critics and fans become the highest opener of 2019(so far) by collecting Rs. 21.60 crores beating Akshay Kumar and Parineeti Chopra’s Kesari. Noted trade analyst, Taran Adarsh took to twitter to share the first day collection of Kalank.

#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.

— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) April 18, 2019

With this, Kalank also becomes the highest opener of the lead pair Varun Dhawan or Alia Bhatt beating their respective movies, Judwaa 2 & Gully Boy.

Top *Opening Day* biz – 2019…
1. #Kalank ₹ 21.60 cr [Wed]
2. #Kesari ₹ 21.06 cr [Thu]
3. #GullyBoy ₹ 19.40 cr [Thu]
4. #TotalDhamaal ₹ 16.50 cr
Note: Hindi films. ₹ 10 cr+ openers included in the list.
India biz.#Kalank is the biggest opener of Varun and Alia to date.

— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) April 18, 2019

Interestingly, Kalank also turned out to be the highest opener of Alia-Varun jodi as their last outing, Badrinath Ki Dulhania (2017) collected Rs 12.25 crore on the first day of the release.

Film’s producer Karan Johar too, took to twitter to share the happy news with fans:

Eternal love always wins. #Kalank becomes the HIGHEST OPENER OF 2019! Watch it in cinemas [email protected] #AdityaRoyKapur @Varun_dvn @aliaa08 @sonakshisinha @MadhuriDixit @abhivarman pic.twitter.com/eX8aIheoaE

— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) April 18, 2019

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Directed by Abhishek Varman, the film is reportedly made on a budget of Rs. 80 crore.

One of the most-awaited movie of this year, Kalank with an ensemble star cast hit the theatres yesterday (Wednesday, April 17, 2019).

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