Karan Johar's highly anticipated production venture Kalank is currently underperforming at the Indian box office. Starring Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, Madhuri Dixit Nene, Sanjay Dutt, Sonakshi Sinha and Aditya Roy Kapur in the lead, the magnum opus arrived in theatres on Wednesday, April 17 and stormed the box office. The love saga recorded the biggest opening of 2019 as it ended the day by raking in Rs 21.60 crore. However, after performing well on the first day, Kalank saw a dip in its collection on day 2 and since then the multi-starrer film has been underperforming at the ticket windows. Kalank Box Office Collection Day 3: Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt's Multi-Starrer Is Inching Towards Rs 50 Crore Mark
Film trade analyst Taran Adarsh took to the microblogging site Twitter a while back and revealed the updated figures saying, "#Kalank is clearly underperforming... Dips on Day 4 [Sat]... Trending is weak, so big biz on Day 5 [Sun] is ruled out... Wed 21.60 cr, Thu 11.45 cr, Fri 11.60 cr, Sat 9.75 cr. Total: ₹ 54.40 cr. India biz."
Further, Boxofficeindia.com also stated, "Kalank dropped on Saturday which was pretty much on the cards as it could not show much growth on Friday which was a part holiday. The five day weekend should be around 60-61 crore nett as the Sunday collections will probably not go up a lot." Kalank Box Office Collection Day 2: Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt's Love Saga Holds Up Well on Thursday, Rakes in Rs 33.05 Crore
"Normally 60 crore nett in five days will give a film a shot at 100 crore nett but due to the trend of this film, there is no chance of that here as the collections will fizzle out over the weekdays. There was some growth for the film in places like Gujarat and Bengal but that will hardly make any difference to the overall picture."
Since Kalank is made on a budget of Rs 150 crore, the figures so far aren't impressive and the film will have to get the cash registers ringing big time just to break-even.