Gabbar Is Back has opened very well at the box office.According to early estimates Gabbar Is Back has collected 13 crore on its opening day.If the movie showed growth in the night shows then it could touch 15 crore though it was unlikely to happen.
Gabbar Is Back now holds the record for highest opening day of 2015.It beats the first day collection of Roy.The main difference was the single screens where Gabbar Is Back opened very well.While Roy fared well at multiplexes due to the presence of Ranbir Kapoor.
Gabbar is Back opened well in the morning.Overall the opening was around 45 %.As the day progressed the movie picked up at some centers.Single screens were rock solid having occupancies around 70 %.But the response at multiplexes was average which was expected.The opening was best in UP,Rajhastan,Bihar and CI.
It is the best opening for an Akshay Kumar starrer in a long time.Gabbar Is Back day 1 box office collection are second highest opening day for Akshay Kumar after Rowdy Rathore.Gabbar Is Back also have the advantage of holiday.If the movie have chartbuster songs and it was marketed well then the start could have been much better.But still it is a good number considering the dull phase at the box office in past few months.
It is difficult for Gabbar Is Back to show growth on Saturday as it was released on holiday.At best it should collect the same amount on second day.After a healthy weekend the movie should sustain on weekdays.If it manages to do so then Gabbar Is Back will be the first clean hit of 2015.
We will update this page when the offical figures are announced.