The Vivek Agnihotri directorial The Kashmir Files that was released last week on Friday opened to a good start with the audience flocking to theatres to patronize the film. Though initially featuring a limited release across 650 screens the makers of The Kashmir Files boosted the total number of screens over its opening weekend. Thanks to the increase in the number of screens and shows, the film managed to draw in Rs. 27.15 cr. over its opening weekend. Now on its first Monday in theatres, the business of the film managed to retain its hold and in fact, see collections remain more or less the same as its Sunday collections.
In this box office report, we take a look at the First Monday collections of The Kashmir Files while comparing the same to previous releases. Collecting Rs. 15.05 cr. The Kashmir Files manages to out beat previous releases like Padmaavat collected Rs. 15 cr., Singham Returns collected Rs. 14.78 cr., Sooryavanshi that collected Rs. 14.51 cr., and 3 Idiots that had collected Rs. 10.97 cr. respectively on their first Monday in theatres. If that wasn’t all, when compared to films that have released post the pandemic, The Kashmir Files has seemingly performed better than the others surpassing the first Monday collections of Gangubai Kathiawadi that collected Rs. 8.19 cr., and 83 that had collected Rs. 7.29 cr.
Currently, The Kashmir Files continues to enjoy the audiences’ favour and remains as their number one choice in theatres. Given this and the current appreciative trend at the box office, trade predictions state that the business of the film could see further growth in its first week. In fact, predictions are optimistic that if the film’s business manages to sustain at the current rate, the overall collections of the film could easily make it past the Rs. 100 cr. mark by the end of its first week.