Akshay Kumar's "Baby" has become the first hit film of 2015 with Rs 82 crore net box office collections. The action thriller directed by Neeraj Pandey has been going strong and consistently earning decent money from the box office.
In total 14 movies released in the first month of the year 2015, but only one of them outshined at the box office and i.e. "Baby".
"Tevar" was the first big movie of the year, but unfortunately lost out at the box office war. Another big release "Dolly Ki Doli" starring Sonam Kapoor failed to pull the crowd to the theater, making it an average film.
And last week's three releases – "Khamoshiyan," "Hawaizaada" and "Rahasya" – had a slow start.
On the other hand, "Baby" with a strong script impressed viewers, which increased its repeat value. The film remained strong in its second week as well and earned Rs. 82.53 crore.
"#Baby [Week 2] Fri 2.85 cr, Sat 3.99 cr, Sun 5.81 cr, Mon 2.20 cr, Tue 1.92 cr, Wed 1.94 cr. Grand total: ₹ 82.53 cr. India biz," trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted.
However, the collection of "Baby" might get affected after the release of "Shamitabh" in India. "Baby" is expected to cross the 100 crore, but "Shamitabh" might affect its dream run at the box office.
Meanwhile, Taapsee Pannu tweeted about the film's success and thanked all the viewers for making it a hit movie.
"With 75+ collection reported till yesterday we can officially confirm that Baby is now making profit! Thank YOU all for making it a HIT," Pannu tweeted.