Akshay Kumar's "Gabbar Is Back" had a good first week run at the domestic box office. After "Baby", "Gabbar Is Back" is the second movie of the year that earned decent amount at the box office. Interestingly, both the movies feature Akshay in the lead role.
"Gabbar Is Back" has done a business of approximately ₹60 crore in its first week run. "Gabbar Is Back" is the second highest grosser of 2015 and it is still raking in decent money at the box office.
"#GabbarIsBack Fri 13.05 cr, Sat 11.36 cr, Sun 15 cr, Mon 6.75 cr, Tue 5 cr, Wed 4.50 cr, Thu 4.20 cr. Total: ₹ 59.86 cr. India biz," trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted.
Akshay starrer "Gabbar Is Back" had a good opening weekend and even during the weekdays the film maintained a strong hold at the box office.
Since it was a solo release, the film earned well in its first week, but second week serves as main challenge for "Gabbar Is Back" as Amitabh Bachchan-Deepika Padukone-Irrfan Khan starrer "Piku" releases today.
"Piku" has been carrying strong reviews and word of mouth and is expected to open well at the box office, giving tough competition to Akshay's film. "Piku" release might also affect the ₹100 crore income run of "Gabbar Is Back".
Meanwhile, the film has landed into controversy after Indian Medical Association (IMA) asked Censor Board of Film Certification (CBFC) chairman Pahlaj Nihalani to delete some scenes, The Times of India reported.
The medical fraternity said that few scenes from the movie showcases doctors in bad light.
"The movie is a total instigation of the general public against the medical profession. With violence against doctors on the rise, such unjustified messages through the movie will only add fuel to the fire," IMA wrote in the letter sent to Nihalani and various government departments, according to TOI.