Kabir Singh crosses Rs 70 cr in opening weekend

Mumbai: Actor Shahid Kapoor's Kabir Singh has registered business of over Rs 70 crore in its opening weekend at the box office.

The film minted Rs 20.21 crore on day one, Rs 22.71 crore on day two and Rs 27.91 crore on day three, taking the total business to Rs 70.83 crore, according to a statement from the film's representative.

Kabir Singh, which also stars Kiara Advani, is a remake of the popular Telugu hit film Arjun Reddy that originally starred Vijay Deverakonda and Shalini Pandey.

Produced by Bhushan Kumar, Murad Khetani, Krishan Kumar and Ashwin Varde, the film opened on June 21. The remake is written and directed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga. It is a T-Series and Cine1 Studios presentation.

According to trade expert Taran Adarsh, Kabir Singh is firing on "all cylinders" at the box office.

"Metros, mass belt, Tier-2, Tier-3 cities – Kabir Singh wave grips the nation... Emerges Shahid Kapoor's highest grosser in three days (after Padmaavat).

"Kabir Singh surpasses 'opening weekend' business of Total Dhamaal (Rs 62.40 crore/3,700 screens), thus emerging the biggest 'non-holiday' opener of 2019... A remarkable feat, since Kabir Singh was released on 3,123 screens," he tweeted.

Since the time its marketing campaign started with the teaser, Kabir Singh has been garnering attention of the audience.

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