Akshay Kumar and Sidharth Malhotra starrer "Brothers" has brought in Rs 72.60 crore in its first-week, which is the second highest box office collection after Salman Khan's "Bajrangi Bhaijaan".
"Brothers has shattered the first-week box office collection records of Bollywood films, including "ABCD 2", "Tanu Weds Manu Returns", "Gabbar Is Back" and "Tanu Weds Manu Returns".
"#Brothers Fri 15.20 cr, Sat 21.43 cr, Sun 15.45 cr, Mon 6.23 cr, Tue 5.11 cr, Wed 4.88 cr, Thu 4.30 cr. Total: ₹ 72.60 cr. India biz," trade analyst Taran Adrash tweeted.
"Brothers" had a decent box office collection in its first-week, but the earnings would have been better if it would have maintained a strong hold at ticket windows on first Monday.
The first Monday fall in the collection affected the overall business of the movie. Nevertheless, the film recorded the second highest first-week box office collection of 2015. In addition, "Brothers" first-week income is the highest for Akshay this year.
Akshay has showed a consistent performance at the box office this year, starting with "Baby". But the actor still has to achieve a Rs 100 crore film this year.
Directed by Karan Malhotra and co-produced by Karan Johar, the film also features Jackie Shroff and Jacqueline Fernandez in prominent roles.
Meanwhile, below are the top 10 films of 2015 with their first-week box office collection:
Bajrangi Bhaijaan: Rs 184.62 crore
Brothers: Rs 72.60 crore
ABCD 2: Rs 71.78 crore
Tanu Weds Manu Returns: Rs 70.02 crore
Baby: Rs 63.82 crore
Gabbar Is Back: Rs 59.86 crore
Dil Dhadakne Do: Rs 56.10 crore
Piku: Rs 41.42 crore
Badlapur: Rs 36.31 crore
Tevar: Rs 32.64 crore