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Salman Khan’s Bharat enjoys 5-day extended weekend; can it break Sultan’s record?

Salman Khan’s Bharat to break Sultan’s box office record this Eid? Our trade expert – Akshaye Rathi makes a stunning prediction!

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We revealed to you how Salman Khan’s Bharat has finally locked a release date. The movie is all set to release on June 5 (around Eid), which is Wednesday. According to that, Ali Abbas Zafar’s directorial will enjoy a 5-day extended weekend. And last time a Salman Khan film enjoyed such a benefit during Eid was with Sultan. The movie broke records left, right and centre. In fact, Sultan‘s opening weekend collection of Rs 180 crore which is still unbeaten. This makes us wonder if Bharat will also go on to break this record? To know that and more, we connected with our trade expert – Akshaye Rathi (exhibitor and distributor).

We asked Akshaye a blunt question, can Bharat break Sultan‘s opening weekend record? He revealed to us exclusively, “It certainly can. If you see the common factor between Sultan, Tiger Zinda Hai and Bharat, it is Ali Abbas Zafar, the director. He is a terrific director with phenomenal commercial sensibilities, a great sense of music as well as story-telling. So if Bharat is as good as Tiger Zinda Hai or Sultan, I am sure it can shatter all the records and do terrific business. No doubts about that at all.” What do you guys think? Share with us your thoughts in the comments section below!

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For those of you who don’t know, Bharat stars Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, Disha Patani, Sunil Grover, Tabu and Jackie Shroff. The Ali Abbas Zafar directorial is an official adaptation of Korean film – Ode To My Father. It will be a heartwarming tale of a guy and his country (India) from his teens to his 70s. With the film set to release its trailer on April 24, stay tuned to CineBlitz as we get you more news, updates and gossip about Bharat right here.

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Kalank box office collection day 3: Varun – Alia’s film fails to cross the Rs 50 crore mark

Kalank box office collection day 3: Varun Dhawan – Alia Bhatt’s period drama fails to see a massive jump even on a partial holiday!

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Varun Dhawan – Alia Bhatt’s Kalank was one of the most-anticipated films of the year. In fact, the buzz was so high, that even on a partially-working Wednesday (Mahavir Jayanti), the period drama opened to a collection of Rs 21.60 crore on April 17. However, it failed to live up to everyone’s expectations. In fact, it saw a massive decline on day 2, raking in just Rs 11.45 crore. With day 3 being another partial holiday (Good Friday), everyone expected Kalank to see an upward trend. However, it could rake in just Rs 11.60 crore. With that, the film failed to cross the Rs 50 crore mark in the first three days, which everyone expected it to!

The trade is stunned! Day 3 being a partial holiday, everyone expected it to see an upward trend, but it failed to grow. The period drama just remained steady. Now only a fantastic Saturday and Sunday can help Kalank boost the numbers. This is because of the fact that the movie was made on a massive budget of Rs 150 crore (cost of production and publicity and advertising cost). With such a huge investment, the movie should ideally make in excess of Rs 200 crore at the box office to break even, but it looks difficult. Kalank won’t even touch the Rs 100 crore mark over the extended 5-day opening weekend.

Check out the Kalank public review right here:

Directed by Abhishek Varman, Kalank got mixed reviews from the critics. But the audience did like it, and hence, everyone expected it to perform well at the box office. Let’s hope it recovers over the weekend and posts a respectable total. In the meantime, share with us your review of the Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt, Aditya Roy Kapur, Sonakshi Sinha, Sanjay Dutt and Madhuri Dixit-starrer in the comments section below! Also stay tuned to CineBlitz for more Bollywood news, updates and gossip!

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Kalank box office collection day 3 early estimates: Varun, Alia, Sonakshi, Aditya’s film sees a slight upward trend

Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt, Sonakshi Sinha, Aditya Roy Kapur’s Kalank continues its run at the box office!

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Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt, Sonakshi Sinha, Aditya Roy Kapur, Madhuri Dixit and Sanjay Dutt’s Kalank released on April 17 (Wednesday). It instantly opened to a humongous collection of Rs 21.60 crore on a partial holiday (Mahavir Jayanti) on day 1. Day 2, being a working Thursday, saw a huge decline, as the film raked in only Rs 11.45 crore. But there’s nothing to worry about, as on day 3, according to early estimates, Kalank has seen a slight upward trend. In fact, from trade reports, we hear that Abhishek Varman’s period drama has earned somewhere between Rs 12 – 14 crore on day 3. This means, Kalank will have raked in Rs 47.05 crore (approximate estimate) at the box office within three days.

Obviously, again day 3 was a partial holiday (Good Friday) and hence, Kalank saw an upward trend. And while the figure is decent, the movie missed out on crossing the Rs 50 crore mark. A lot was expected from the film, especially with the grandeur, screenplay and star-cast. The audience reactions were also decent and the word-of-mouth publicity managed to stir the audience to go and watch the movie. However, it needs to see a massive upward trend over the weekend to be able to become a profitable film at the box office!

Check out the Kalank public review right here:

From what we hear, the budget of Kalank (cost of production and publicity cost) is Rs 150 crore. So it needs to earn much more to break even at the box office. We expect it to collect at least Rs 80 – 85 crore over the extended five-day weekend. But how much will it earn in the lifetime run? That remains to be seen. In the meantime, share with us your review of the film in the comments section below! Also stay tuned to CineBlitz as we get you all the news, updates and gossip about Kalank right here.

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Kalank box office collection: Alia, Varun, Sonakshi, Aditya’s film sees a drastic drop on day 2

Kalank box office collection day 2: Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, Sonakshi Sinha, Aditya Roy Kapur, Madhuri Dixit, Sanjay Dutt plunges at the ticket window!

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Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, Sonakshi Sinha, Aditya Roy Kapur, Madhuri Dixit, Sanjay Dutt’s Kalank took a fantastic opening on day 1. Raking in Rs 21.60 crore, the movie became the highest opener of 2019. However, it saw a drastic drop at the box office on day 2. Yes, the period drama could only manage to rake in Rs 11.45 crore on the second day! If you calculate, you will realise that the movie saw a decline of nearly 50 per cent in collections, which is a cause for concern. Though the two-day collection of Kalank stands at Rs 33.05 crore, which is decent, the dip is alarming!

Obviously, the working Thursday caused Kalank to plunge at the box office. But a partial Good Friday holiday on day 3 (today, April 19) will enable it to capitalise and regain its momentum at the box office. We expect it to earn anywhere between Rs 15 – 20 crore on day 3. With that Kalank might be able to cross the Rs 50 crore mark in just three days. But will it be able to rake in Rs 100 crore plus at the box office in the extended five-day weekend? Well, that remains to be seen. In the meantime, share your thoughts with us about the dip in collections in the comments section below!

Also, check out the Kalank public review right here:

Directed by Abhishek Varman, Kalank has got decent reviews from the audience. But the mixed reviews from the critics is an area of concern! But then again, we are sure the positive word-of-mouth publicity and the fact that there are no other films running in theatres, will make movie-goers go and see the movie. However, we will have to keep an eye on the film’s progress! So stay tuned to CineBlitz for more Bollywood news, gossip and updates.

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