Director Anurag Basu's latest venture Barfi starring Ranbir Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra and Ileana D'Cruz in the leads, has registered superb opening at the Box Office in India. The movie has raked Rs 34.15 crores nett at the domestic collection centres in the first weekend. The film has beaten the record of Ranbir's previous flick Rockstar, which had collected Rs 33 crores nett in its opening weekend.
Barfi, which released on 1,300 screens in multiplexes and 300 single screens, opened to an overwhelming response in multiplexes across the country with its occupancy ranging between 85% and 100%. But it had less amount of occupancy in single screen when compared to multiplexes. The romantic comedy scored Rs 9.20 crores nett at the Box Office on the first day, which was lesser than that of Rockstar, which had raked in Rs 11 crores nett on its opening day.
Barfi witnessed a jump in its business on Saturday. The movie collected Rs 11.50 crores nett at the desi Box Office on the second day. The film saw actual big leap in its collection on Sunday. Its business improved by nearly 50% when compared to its first day collection. It added Rs 13.45 crores nett to its first weekend total Rs 34.15 crores nett.
However, Barfi makers had done massive promotions prior its release, and its promos had created a lot of curiosity among the film goers. The film garnered positive response from both critics and viewers. Moreover, it did not have any big competitors. Ek Tha Tiger's roaring was completely silenced and Raaz did well, but it did not affect the business of Barfi much. It added Rs 8 crores to its second weekend total Rs 63.25 crores nett.