With an impressive Rs 52.08 crore in its kitty, Akshay Kumar-Sidharth Malhotra-starrer Brothers has become the second highest opener of 2015 after
. While the Salman Khan superhit made Rs 27.25 crore on the first Friday after its release, the Akshay Kumar, Sidharth Malhotra film earned 15.21 crore.
Happily then, the earnings saw a 40% rise on Saturday (Rs 21.43 crore) but dipped significantly on Sunday. However, it is still being touted as Akshay's biggest opening till date. With a total of Rs 52.08 crore over the weekend, the film's collections are good.
, that shows Akshay Kumar and Sidharth Malhotra as warring siblings, is the second double digit opening film for Sidharth. His last year's film Ek Villain had a massive opening of Rs.16.72 crore. Earlier, talking about the movie, Akshay Kumar had earlier said, "Brothers was not an easy film to make. We worked hard. We started prepping for the film five months before the shooting. We got punches on our faces because the fight sequences in the film are mostly contact fights."
Talking about his fight sequences in Brothers, Akshay Kumar added, "The film has loads of martial arts. It has got the best action. I am a stuntman first, then an actor. The drama and emotion in the film are its USP. I am quite excited about the film. It took 52 days to shoot the climax of the film."
Brothers, presented by Fox Star Studios and produced by Dharma Productions, also stars Jacqueline Fernandes.
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