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.