In the season where films have started doing well at the box office, Brothers has managed to find an audience for itself over the weekend. The start was good, if not phenomenal, and there was some good escalation taking place over the rest of the weekend. Saturday was always going to be the key for the film and the Karan Malhotra movie managed to cross the 21 crore mark. Sunday didn’t see as many footfalls as Saturday but still did better than Friday, as a result of which around 52 crore came in once the weekend was through.
In the process, Akshay Kumar managed to get his biggest opening weekend (his last was Rowdy Rathore at 48 crore) while Sidharth Malhotra, too, has gone past his Ek Villain (51 crore) record. Also, records of Akshay’s own this year, Gabbar Is Back (40 crore) and Baby (36 crore – first three days, since it was released on Thursday) are history.
Fox has now managed to get a big opening after a major hiccup in the form of Bombay Velvet. On the other hand, for Dharma Productions too, their last (delayed) release Ungli is a story of the past.
Another release of the week, Gaur Hari Dastaan, was selectively reviewed and saw glowing write ups coming its way. However, the release was so sparse that the collections weren’t really notable. Better awareness around the Vinay Pathak and Konkona Sen Sharma starrer could have helped the cause at least marginally.