The box office collection of Karan Malhotra's directorial film "Brothers" plunged more than 20% on its fifth day in India.

"Brothers" starring Akshay Kumar and Sidharth Malhotra is an action drama. The film had built up good hype before releasing, but critics review played spoilsport. The negative reviews from critics affected the box office collection of the film.

"Brothers" opened well on the first day, witnessed good jump on Saturday due to Independence Day holiday, but on Sunday the collection dropped and on Monday it crashed at the box office.

The film, which raked in more than Rs 50 crore in its opening weekend, went on to collect Rs 6.23 crore on fourth day and Rs 5.11 crore on fifth day.

"#Brothers Fri 15.20 cr, Sat 21.43 cr, Sun 15.45 cr, Mon 6.23 cr, Tue 5.11 cr. Total: ₹ 63.42 cr. India biz," trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted.

The first-week box office collection of "Brothers" is now expected to surpass the three-week earnings of Ajay Devgn and Tabu starrer "Drishyam".

Meanwhile, Sidharth, talking about the box office collection of his film "Brothers", said that it encourages actors to perform better.

"Collection is an indication that people are watching your film and they want to see your film. If the collection increases, it encourages actors to perform even better," Sidharth, who paid a surprise visit to a theatre in Mumbai to watch fans' reactions to the movie, told IANS.

Directed by Karan Malhotra and produced under Dharma Productions and Eros Now banner, the film also features Jackie Shroff and Jacqueline Fernandez in prominent roles.