Welcome movie starred Akshay in the lead role, so when it's sequel was planned and Akshay got replaced by John Abraham, lot of speculations cropped up regarding bad blood between the stars and also if John could deliver a hit like Akshay.
Later both John and Akshay cleared that they are best of friends and even John proved the trade experts wrong and went on to deliver a hit movie.
John was back on screen after a long time which helped bring his fans to the theaters. Even in its' third week run, the film managed to do well, had a 35% occupancy on its' third Sunday.
Welcome Back is performing better in single screen theaters and the late evening and night shows saw more footfalls than earlier shows. Sunday's occupancy rate was 10% more than Saturday's.
The film had grossed Rs 92 crores till Thursday, Taran reported, "#WelcomeBack [Wk 2] Fri 2.61 cr, Sat 4.38 cr, Sun 5.41 cr, Mon 1.70 cr, Tue 1.45 cr, Wed 1.35 cr, Thu 1.75 cr. Total: ₹ 92.67 cr. India biz."
Post which it grossed 83 lakhs on Friday and 5 crores on Saturday and Sunday bringing the overall collection to Rs 98.5 crores approximately. It beat the record of Akshay's Baby movie which had grossed Rs 95.5 crores. This makes Welcome Back the 4th highest grossing movie of 2015.
Check out the top 10 highest grossers of 2015...
Salman Khan's Bajrangi Bhaijaan is the highest grosser of 2015 with Rs 320 crores collection.
Tanu Weds Manu Returns
Kangana Ranaut, Madhavan starrer Tanu Weds Manu Returns grossed Rs 152 crores.
Varun-Shraddha starrer ABCD 2 grossed Rs 105 crores at the Box Office.
John Abraham starrer Welcome Back has grossed Rs 98.2 crores and may cross 100 crores in few days.
Akshay Kumar's Baby movie grossed Rs 95 crores and became the 5th highest grosser of 2015.
Gabbar Is Back
Akshay Kumar's Gabbar Is Back minted Rs 86 crores at the Box Office.
Yet again, a Akshay Kumar starrer in the list of top grossers. Brothers movie grossed Rs 82.47 crores.
Deepika Padukone, Amitabh Bachchan starrer Piku grossed Rs 79 crores at the Box Office.
Dil Dhadakne Do
Zoya Akhtar's multi-starcast Dil Dhadakne Do minted Rs 76 crores at the Box Office.
Ajay Devgn's Drishyam movie which crossed 50 days in theaters minted Rs 75 crores at the Box Office.