Akshay Kumar and Sidharth Malhotra starrer "Brothers" minted approximately Rs 6.1 crore in its opening weekend. The box office collection of "Brothers" has declined after the release of new films, but it still managed to beat the records of "Dil Dhadakne Do".
"Brothers" is now the eighth highest grosser of 2015 and will soon dethrone Deepika Padukone and Amitabh Bachchan starrer "Piku", which earned approximately Rs 79 crore.
"Brothers [Week 2] Fri 1.40 cr, Sat 2 cr, Sun 2.70 cr. Total: ₹ 78.70 cr. India biz," trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted.
Akshay-Sidharth starrer will be among the top six highest grosser of 2015, but the film will need to hold strong position at the box office to cross Rs 100 crore.
Looking at its second weekend box office collection, one can say that it is unlikely that the film will cross Rs 100 crore mark at the domestic box office.
According to reports, the film has been made on a budget of Rs 80 crore. "Brothers" will earn the Rs 80 crore production-cost with its theatrical run, but it will be termed as an average entertainer.
"Brothers, which is made on a budget of nearly Rs 80 crore, is expected to recover Rs 40-45 crore through sale of satellite and music rights as well as overseas business," Mid-Day quoted industry source as saying.
Meanwhile, trade analyst are of the opinion that "Brothers" needs to do a business of more than Rs 100 crore to enter the hit-zone.
"Being a big budget movie, it has to do a minimum business of Rs 100 crore to be considered a hit," trade expert Amod Mehra told the daily.