Karan Johar's production venture Kalank arrived in theatres on Wednesday, April 17, and stormed the box office. The film, starring Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt, Madhuri Dixit Nene, Sonakshi Sinha, Sanjay Dutt and Aditya Roy Kapur, became the biggest opener of 2019 by earning Rs 21.60 crore on day 1. The film achieved this feat by beating Akshay Kumar's historical war drama Kesari. After performing exceptionally well on the first day, Kalank did witness a sharp drop in its collection on day 2 but the film still managed to score in double-digit figures which is impressive. Kalank Box Office Collection Day 1: Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt Starrer Rakes in Rs 21.60 Crore, Becomes the Biggest Opener of 2019
Kalank, directed by Abhishek Varman reportedly raked in Rs 11.45 crore on Thursday, bringing its total two-day collection to Rs 33.05 crore. Since Wednesday was a partial holiday because of Mahavir Jayanti, Varman's directorial venture easily minted big moolah at the box office. However, Thursday was a regular weekday and so Alia and Varun starrer couldn't put up a huge number.
Having said that, KJo's film still fared well on day 2. And since today is again a partial holiday because of Good Friday, Kalank will witness an upward trend at the box office. Overall, the multi-starrer magnum opus will end the first weekend on a high note for sure. Kalank Box Office Collection: Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt Starrer Off to a Good Start, Witnesses 40% Occupancy
Despite the stellar star cast and good pre-release buzz, Kalank failed to mostly impress the critics with its storyline. However, KJo's film has been lauded for being a visual delight. With no other release this week, Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan's film will continue to draw the audience to the cinema halls.