Sidharth Malhotra and Jacqueline Fernandez's A Gentleman has been one of the major releases of the week and the movie has opened to mixed responses from the critics and audience.
The movie was released amidst a tsunami of Bollywood releases which included Nawazuddin Siddiqui's Babumoshai Bandookbaaz, newcomer Aadar Jain's Qaidi Band and children adventure movie Sniff.
But despite a tough comeptition, A Gentleman is has managed to get an average start at the box office with a collection of Rs 4.04 cr on its day of release. Trade analayst Taran Adarsh took it to micro-blogging site Twitter to share the first day collections of the movie.
#AGentleman Fri ₹ 4.04 cr. India biz.— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) August 26, 2017
According to the media reports, A Gentleman is said to outshine its competitors at the box office especially Babumoshai Bandookbaaz as the Sidharth starrer received more number of screens.
Trade analyst Girish Johar told Indian Express, "A Gentleman will have more audience because it has got more screens than Babumoshai Bandookbaaz. It should lead the box office this Friday. By Sunday, A Gentleman is expected to earn somewhere between 15 crore."
Reportedly, despite having a commendable actor like Nawazuddin Siddiqui in the lead, Babumoshai Bandookbaaz had to settle down with average response from the audience who are calling the movie a misfire by the actor.
Notably, the final figures of the first day collection of Babumoshai Bandookbaaz is yet to be revealed. But going by the media reports, it looks like A Gentleman will be the highest earner this week.