In spite of mixed reviews, with the negative ones dominating more, the viewers rushed to theaters owing to the good word of mouth promotions from those who have already watched the movie.
Gabbar Is Back is a perfect example of how the critics' review doesn't always match with that of viewers as the movie opened to 75 % occupancy on the opening day and made a record collections of Rs 13.05 crores making it the highest grosser of 2015.
On Day 2, the figures were expected to go higher but sadly they took a dip and the movie just grossed Rs 11.35 crores. But on Sunday, the film picked up!
At the end of two days the film's total collections were Rs 24.40 crores. According to trade experts, the film has grossed Rs 15 crores, bringing the three days total, the first weekend Box Office collection to Rs 39.41 crores.
The film was made with a budget of Rs 75 crores, so recovering half of the investment in three days is a good thing. Read to know what the other film released this year grossed on day 1.
Emraan Hashmi Starrer Mr. X grossed around 4. 9 crores on Day 1. The movie was a big flop.
Ek Paheli Leela
Sunny Leone starrer Ek Paheli Leela grossed around Rs 5.30 crores. The movie was an average hit at the Box Office.
Detective Byomkes Bakshy
Sushant Singh Rajput starrer Detective Byomkes Bakshy grossed around Rs 4.20 crores on the opening day. This movie was an average hit.
Anushka Sharma starrer NH10 made around Rs 3.35 crores on the opening day. The movie fared well compared to the budget of the film.
Mallika Sherawat and Om Puri starrer made around Rs 1.18 crores on opening day. The movie was a big flop.
Ab Tak Chappan 2
Nana Patekar starrer Ab Tak Chappan made around Rs 1.5 crores at the Box Office, it made more than Dirty Politics.
Dum Laga Ke Haisha
Ayushmann Khurrana, Bhoomi Pednekar's Dum Laga Ke Haisha grossed around Rs 1.12 crores on the opening day. The movie was a hit.
Varun Dhawa, Yami Gautam, Huma Qureshi and Nawazuddin starrer Badlapur made around Rs 7 crores at the Box Office on the opening day.
Ranbir Kapoor, Jacqueline Fernandez and Arjun Rampal starrer Roy grossed Rs 10.40 crores on the opening day at the Indian Box Office.
Amitabh Bachchan, Dhanush starrer Shamitabh grossed around Rs 3.5 crores at the Indian Box Office on the opening day. Yet another flop movie.