‘Gabbar Is Back’ earns Rs 36.6 crore at BO

MUMBAI: Akshay Kumar’s oft repeated theme of anti-establishment Gabbar Is Back, has benefitted thanks to it being a kind of solo release for the audience starved of  commercial mass film with a popular star this year so far. 


The film will enjoy a four day weekend in many states while it has a three day holiday run in other states (May Day on 1 May and Buddha Purnima on 4 May). The film opened to average response, dropping further on Saturday. 


The collections got better on Sunday ending its first three days with Rs 36.6 crore. The negative word of mouth seems to have caught up with the film, which will limit its prospects as the week progresses.


The other release of the week, Sabki Bajegi Band, remained a nonstarter with five to 10 occupants in the audience on the opening day.


Jai Ho! Democracy proves to be a major disaster managing to collect just about Rs 18 lakh in its first week.


Ishq Ke Parinde goes unnoticed causing heartburns to both, the makers as well as the exhibitors.


Kagaz Ke Fools, it seems, marks the end of Vinay Pathak kind of comedies. The film manages just about Rs 40 lakh for its first week’s run.


Mr X suffered due to its mediocre script and treatment and dropped to about a little less than 10 per cent of its first week figures in its week two. The film managed a bare Rs 2.4 crore to take its two week tally to Rs 20.95 crore.


Margarita With A Straw sustains on the lower side, though. The film collects Rs 1.75 crore in its second week, taking its two week tally to Rs 5.25 crore. 


Ek Paheli Leela adds Rs 30 lakh in its third week to take its three week total to Rs 21.14 crore.


Dharam Sankat Mein has added Rs 25 lakh in its third week taking its three week tally to Rs 9 crore.


Detective Byomkesh Bakshy has collected Rs 40 lakh in its fourth week to take its four week total to Rs 27.08 crore.

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