New Delhi, April 8 -- Bollywood's new releases aren't doing much to dent the collections of its older offerings whose collections continue to boom. Akshay Kumar's period saga Kesari netted Rs.2.5 crore on its third Saturday taking its 17-day total to Rs.139 crore. The film is currently the actor's second biggest hit of all time, after the Hindi version of science fiction flick 2.0 co-starring Rajinikanth that had made Rs.185.89 crore.

"Kesari picks up speed on third Saturday. The journey thereafter - towards Rs.150 crore is dependent on how it trends on weekdays and the fourth weekend," tweeted trade analyst Taran Adarsh.

Trade website Box Office India said Kesari will be the highest grossing film of 2019 in east Punjab beating Uri - The ...