Akshay Kumar and Sidharth Malhotra's film Brothers had a good weekend with a Box Office collection of around Rs 52.09 crore, which makes it Akshay's biggest opener so far in his career.
However, after a good opening of Rs 15.20 crore, the film failed to show the growth it should ideally have had on the Independence Day holiday. It collected Rs 21.43 crore on its second day i.e. Independence Day, which is a bit below expectations.
Last year, Ajay Devgn's Singham Returns released on 15 August and collected Rs 31 crore at the box office, challenging Dhoom:3's record of being the highest opener of all time (Rs 36 crore).
Surprisingly, Brothers instead of being stable, had a fall in collections on Sunday. The film collected Rs 15.46 crore on Sunday - just a little more than its first day collection.
However, the film is biggest opener for Akshay Kumar to date, passing Rowdy Rathore which brought in Rs 48.25 crore in its opening weekend.
Brothers is the second biggest opener of 2015 after Salman Khan's Bajrangi Bhaijaan which had collected a little over Rs 100 crore in its opening weekend.
Now Monday holds the key for Brothers as the film needs to hold strongly if it is to emerge as a hit. It will have another holiday benefit on Tuesday due to Parsi new year. A good Monday and Tuesday following the opening weekend is necessary for the film to put up a good lifetime total at the Box Office.