‘Gabbar Is Back’ and ‘Holiday: A Soldier Is Never Off Duty’, both Akshay Kumar films, were released about an year apart. While ‘Gabbar Is Back’ released on a holiday, ‘Holiday’ did not release on a holiday!
In 4 days, both films have collected about the same – ‘Gabbar Is Back’ has collected Rs 46.55 crore and ‘Holiday’ had collected Rs 48.44 crore. Not much to choose between the two films, but ‘Holiday’ managed to sustain much better on Monday and was outstanding on Tuesday too.
Released during the ‘Post-IPL’ period last year, the A.R. Murugadoss film went on to collect Rs 113 crore at the domestic box office. If ‘Gabbar Is Back’ has to match or beat the lifetime business of ‘Holiday’, it has to collect as much as the latter over the next few days.
A couple of other points:
- Holiday was outstanding in Week 2, showing excellent growth in business on 2nd Saturday and Sunday. The reason was the multiplex business of the film at metros was excellent after a slow start. It will be tough for ‘Gabbar Is Back’ to match up, because Akshay’s latest film is more massy and should fare better at single-screens.
- In Week 2, Holiday was competing against a small film like ‘Fugly’. ‘Piku’ takes on ‘Gabbar Is Back’ next week.
Will the collections of ‘Gabbar Is Back’ hold up? Will the film go on to cross the 100 crore mark, thereby becoming the biggest grosser of 2015.. bookmark this page for daily updates!
|Gabbar Collections||Holiday Collections|
|Day 1 (Friday)||13.05||11.62|
|Day 2 (Saturday)||11.35||12.39|
|Day 3 (Sunday)||15.05||16.58|
|Day 4 (Monday)||7.1||7.85|
|Day 5 (Tuesday)||5.3||7.08|
|Day 6 (Wednesday)||4.78||6.26|
|Day 7 (Thursday)||4.25||5.68|
|First Week Collections||60.88 crore||67.46 crore|
|Day 8 (Friday)||2.80||4.27|
|Day 9 (Saturday)||4.20||6.32|
|Day 10 (Sunday)||4.50||8.68|
|Day 11 (Monday)||-||3.1|
|Day 12 (Tuesday)||-||2.89|
|Day 13 (Wednesday)||-||2.76|
|Day 14 (Thursday)||-||2.6|
|Second Week Collections||-||30.62 crore|
|Lifetime Collections||72.38 crore||113 crore|