Akshay Kumar starrer "Singh Is Bliing" (Singh Is Bling) emerged as the second highest first week grosser of 2015, after Salman Khan's "Bajrangi Bhaijaan".
After its first week run, "Singh Is Bliing" (Singh Is Bling) minted Rs 77.6 crore, which is the second highest of this year. Interestingly, the masala entertainer has also shattered the first week box office collection record of "Welcome Back".
"Welcome Back", which was released on 4 September, accumulated Rs 74.02 crore. The first week income of John Abraham starrer "Welcome Back" was second highest, until the release of "Singh Is Bliing".
Prabhudeva's directorial film "Welcome Back" had a good opening day and opening weekend, but the collection started dropping from its fourth day at the box office. On Monday, "Singh Is Bliing" minted Rs 7.1 crore, on Tuesday the film had a steady collection of Rs 6.56 crore, on Wednesday collection dropped by 20% and on Thursday it dropped by another 20%.
The sixth day (Wednesday) box office income is Rs 5.30 crore and seventh day (Thursday) income is Rs 4.20 crore.
Nevertheless, the film has still managed to put up a good show with its first week box office collection. Akshay film is now looking to enter the coveted Rs 100 crore club at the domestic box office.
"Singh Is Bliing" requires approximately Rs 23 crore to surpass the century mark and if it remains unaffected by Aishwarya Rai Bachchan's "Jazbaa" release, then it will touch the milestone by second weekend.
Directed by Prabhudeva, the film features an ensemble cast, including Akshay, Amy Jackson, Kay Kay Menon, Lara Datta, Pradeep Rawat, Anil Mange, Rati Agnihotri, Yograj Singh and Kunal Kapoor among others.