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‘Brothers’ becomes second highest weekend grosser of 2015

MUMBAI: ‘Brothers’, based on Hollywood film ‘Warriors’, has become the second highest weekend grosser of 2015, behind the Salman Khan-starrer ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’.

Produced by Dharma Productions, Lionsgate Films and Endemol India and directed by karan Malhotra, the action genre movie has pocketed Rs 52.08 crore (Rs 520.8 million) in the first three days.Brothers-movie

In the debut weekend collection, ‘Brothers’ has done better than movies like ‘ABCD2’, ‘Tanu Weds Manu Returns’, ‘Dil Dhadakne Do’ and ‘Gabbar Is Back’.

‘Brothers’ falls behind only ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’, which had crossed Rs 100 crore (Rs 1 billion) mark in the opening weekend itself.

With the stellar star cast of Akshay Kumar, Sidharth Malhotra, Jacqueline Fernandez, Jackie Shroff, Shefali Shah and Ashutosh Rana, the film netted Rs 15.20 crore (Rs 152 million) on Friday, once again the second biggest opening for any film in 2015.

Saturday being a national holiday, the collections swelled to Rs 21.43 crore (Rs 214.3 million).

However, Sunday collections were down to the Friday level, probably impacted by bad reviews. The movie netted Rs 15.45 crore (Rs 154.5 million) on Sunday.

Film critic Rajeev Masand’s review reads: ‘Brothers’ never fully exploits the delicious complexity of its premise, and as a result it doesn’t quite earn the redemptive emotional wallop of its climax. What the film lacks in terms of nuance and irony, however, is made up for in the thrilling freestyle fight sequences.”

The story of the film revolves around two brothers, David Fernandes (Akshay Kumar) and Monty Fernandes (Sidharth Malhotra). Their father, Gary (Jackie Shroff), is a recovering alcoholic. Both the brothers hate each other and confront in a martial arts competition.