As was predicted in this space on Thursday, Brothers was all set to take a start of 15 crore at the least. This is what exactly happened as the Karan Malhotra directed affair went on to nett 15.2 crore at the Box Office.

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The film was consistent all over with A, B and C centers as well as the single screens and multiplexes showing decent to good footfalls. The film opened on expected lines and by the time the day settled, the film was seeing good audience footfalls.

Akshay Kumar in a still from movie 'Brothers'
Akshay Kumar in a still from movie ‘Brothers’

Yes, an excellent follow up towards the evening and night shows would have added further moolah to the film, hence coming closer towards the 18-19 crore mark, which would have been fantastic. However that shortfall would be most certainly taken care of today due to Independence Day holiday. Since it is a national off day, at least 20 crore are pretty much on the cards and the day could well extend towards 23-25 crore as well.

With 15.2 crore on its opening day, this Fox Star Studios presentation, which is produced by Dharma Productions, Lionsgate Films and Endemon India, has managed to create a few records on the way:

– Akshay Kumar’s Biggest Opening Day (Before this, the record was held by Rowdy Rathore – 15.1 crore)
– Akshay Kumar’s Second Big Opening of 2015 (Before this, Gabbar Is Back too had opened in double digits – 13.05 crore)
– Sidharth Malhotra’s second Huge Opening Day in a row (His last film Ek Villain had recorded 16.7 crore)
– Karan Malhotra’s second Huge Opening Day in a row (His last film Agneepath had recorded 23 crore)
– Fox Star Studio’s second biggest Opening Day in Bollywood (The record is held by Bang Bang that recorded 27.54 crore)
– 2015’s Second Biggest Opening Day (The record is held by Bajrangi Bhaijaan – 27.25 crore)

Joginder Tuteja tweets @tutejajoginder

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6 COMMENTS

  1. Why Akshay Kumar Cannot Give 20 Opening… Why Akshay Kumar Has Not Any All Time Blockbuster… When Akshay Kumar Beat Khan Atleast Hritik,Ajay… Why??

    • Dear Harsh, Akshay Kumar is hailed from a non-filmy background. Moreover, he is a sportsman and as usual devoid of the required cunning attitude that a star needs to possess. Akshay Kumar’s films are not promoted in that way. A film of the Khans/Hrithik creates a hype because they know how to mesmerize the young people. Amir Khan did Sarfarosh and drawn a huge crowd, but Akki did Baby, many people didn’t saw. Amir’s films are coming once in a year. Akki’s films are coming 4 times in a year. When SRK/Amir makes a 6 pack/8 pack, it becomes a news. Akki is more fit than these guys on any day still remain unnoticed by audiences .Khans releasing their movies mostly in holiday/vacation time, while Akki’s films are coming on fully loaded working time/exam time. Within two weeks of an Akshay Kumar film’s release, fans used to plan for the next movie which is all set to hit the theatres within 2 months. Baby released on 23rd January, Gabbar 1st June, Brothers 14th August, Singh is Bling probably in October. Which one you will watch. One Khan/HR movie ticket is approximately Rs. 550/-, Akki’s movie tickets are not that costly. Salman Khan’s JAI HO was not that hit because the ticket prices were reduced manifold. Khan movies budget are 150 crores, Akshay Kumar’s movie budget is 50 crores. Don’t go by media buzz, judge it of your own.
      With Love…….Angelina

  2. guys im a fan of govida, salu bhai ,akk,i srk every one has thier own stardum , take last year film happy new year which all over grossed 387 crore .now come to akki s this year films and thier boxoffice collection baby 1.56 billion ,gabbar 1.25 billion (wikipedia) worldwide and now brothers which atleast will cross 120 crore …total comes 400
    which is huge to get by any actor and friends still sing is bling is on the way

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