The Kerala Story had a fantastic weekend, with collections exceeding 35 crores. On Saturday, the film surpassed the double digit mark, and on Sunday, there was even more growth, which kept the victory march going. The figures reached as high as 16 crores*, which is comparable to the first-day collections of Kisi Ka Bhai Ki Jaan and Tu Jhoothi Main Makkaar, putting things into perspective.
In fact, after Pathaan, Tu Jhoothi Main Makkaar, Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan, and Bholaa, the film is now the fifth highest Bollywood grosser of the year, surpassing the lifetime score of Hollywood blockbusters Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania and John Wick: Chapter 4, both of which stayed under the 50 crores mark. Before the release of The Kerala Story, no one would have predicted that the film would achieve such high marks.
Today’s collections would decide where exactly the film is headed now. In case of The Kashmir Files the collections had moved from Friday numbers of 3.55 crores to Monday, which was tremendous at 15.05 crores. That’s a growth of more than 400%. In case of The Kerala Story, even if there is a drop that comes in, then it won’t be an issue. That said, if the drop is controlled and the collections turn out to be in the range of 6 crores, then we would have a solid grosser in the making.