Akshay Kumar and Sidharth Malhotra's "Brothers" got a good opening at the box office on the first day. The Bollywood film made Rs 15.20 crore on the release day at the domestic box office and this is a biggest-ever opening for an Akshay Kumar film.
Leading trade tracker Taran Adarsh confirmed the news on Twitter and posted, "#Brothers Fri ₹ 15.20 cr. India biz... Expect GOOD jump in biz today [Independence Day holiday]." Indeed, it is the second biggest opening for a Bollywood movie in 2015 after "Bajrangi Bhaijaan", which earned Rs 27+ crore on the first day.
Akshay Kumar has now registered biggest opening in his career by breaking the record of his previous release "Rowdy Rathore", which had earned Rs 15 crore on the first day. His other big openers were "Housefull 2" (Rs 14 crore), "Gabbar is Back (Rs 13.05 crore), "Tees Maar Khan" (Rs 13 crore) and "Boss" (Rs 12.75 crore).
For Sidharth Malhotra also, this is an achivement as this is the second time that his film has crossed the double-digit on the opening day at the domestic box office. Earlier, his "Ek Villain" had raked in Rs 16.25 crore on Day one.
Trade reports say that "Brothers" enjoyed a good occupancy on the first day. It had somewhere between 40 to 60% occupancy on the opening day in India. The morning shows and the prime time evening shows did well. However, the worldwide collection report is yet to be out.
The business of "Brother" is likely to see a good rise on Saturday due to the Independence Day holiday. The advance booking at metros clearly indicate that the film will perform a lot better on the second day than the opening day.
In fact, "Brothers" is expected to do well on Sunday as well and is likely to get good collection in the first weekend. The hype around the movie seems to be good and this factor will boost the collection at the box office, believe trade pundits.