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Box office: Kedarnath earns Rs42 crore nett in first week

Meanwhile S Shankar's 2.0 (Hindi) added another Rs37.50 crore nett in its second week at the box office.

Mayur Lookhar

Director Abhishek Kapoor’s Kedarnath has had a decent first week, bagging Rs42 crore nett in the domestic box office. Kedarnath had made Rs27.75 crore nett in its opening weekend. The earnings slowed down over the week where it added Rs14.25 crore nett, as reported by Boxofficeindia.com. 

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Produced by RSVP, Kedarnath was made at an estimated budget of Rs60 crore and the film was released in 1,850 plus screens across India. The film narrates the love story of a Muslim porter Mansoor (Rajput) and a Hindu Brahmin girl Mukku (Sara Ali Khan), set in the backdrop of the 2013 Kedarnath flash-floods. Given its subject, the film has been banned in seven districts of Uttarakhand, as the district magistrates feared there could be a law and order situation if the film is allowed to be screened. 

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Kedarnath could have done better if it was not competing with the holdover release 2.0, starring Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar.

The Hindi version of the Tamil flick was released in 4,000 screens. 2.0 (Hindi) bagged a decent Rs37.50 crore nett in its second week. It has so far earned Rs175 crore nett in the domestic market. Worldwide, the film  (all languages) has grossed over Rs550 crore. 2.0 is made at a staggering budget of Rs543 crore.