Welcome Back 2nd Friday Box Office Response
John Abraham starrer “Welcome Back” is all set to enter the Rs 100 crore club at the domestic box office, while Sooraj Pancholi and Athiya Shetty finished its first week run in India. The comedy entertainer “Welcome Back” witnessed a drop of 75% in its second week at the domestic box office. The comedy drama minted Rs 18.65 crore in its second week compared to its first week income of Rs 74.02 crore. “Welcome Back [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: Rs 92.67 cr. The drop in its second week box office collection is huge as the first week income was the second highest this year, after Salman Khan’s “Bajrangi Bhaijaan”. But due to its good first week income, the overall 14-day box office collection stands at Rs 92.67 crore. “Welcome Back” is now inching towards Rs 100 crore mark and is also set to beat the lifetime box office collection record of Akshay Kumar’s “Baby”. Akshay’s “Baby” is the fourth highest grossing Bollywood film of 2015 and soon John starrer “Welcome Back” will take that place. “Welcome Back”, which released on 4 September, is directed by Anees Bazmee and features Shruti Haasan, Anil Kapoor, Paresh Rawal, Nana Patekar, Dimple Kapadia, Naseeruddin Shah and Sakshi Maggo in pivotal roles.
Weclome Back 15th Day Box Office Collection
Yesterday was the 15th day of Welcome Back and it has done the average business of 1.20 crore* as new movie Katti Batti has released. Though the collection of the film is expected to dip further as it enters its third week and also with Kangana Ranaut and Imran Khan’s Katti Batti, which released today, facing a tough competition. Despite that the film is expected to join the 100 crore club by the end of its third week. The film’s success has spelled good news for the industry as 2015 has seen only four films enter the 100 crore club – Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Tanu Weds Manu Returns, Bahubali and ABCD – Any Body Can Dance – 2. None of these has been a comedy and for the film to manage the feat in this genre, it is remarkable. This is also going to be his second 100 crore success in a row after Salman Khan starrer Ready. With this, producer Firoz Nadiadwallah can heave a sigh of relief while Eros can continue to celebrate as they have hit the jackpot all over again in an eventful year so far. John Abraham is now looking at his third 100 crore film after Housefull 2 and Race 2, while Anil Kapoor has proven his versatility too with the film after a credible act in Dil Dhadakne Do, which saw him in an altogether different characterization earlier this year.