Ranbir Kapoor's Barfi, which released in theatres on September 14, has overtaken September 21 release Kareena's Heroine at the Indian Box Office. Its business in the third weekend shows that the movie would surely surpass Rs 100 crore mark at the domestic collection centres in the next seven days.
Barfi had collected Rs 58+ crore at the domestic Box Office in the first week. Despite the release of Heroine, Ranbir-Priyanka-Ileana starrer continued to keep the bells ringing at the ticket windows. Instead of going down in its business, Barfi gave tough competition to Heroine. It had collected Rs 28.55 crores nett in the second week, while the latter raked in Rs 37.1 crores nett in the first week.
However, Barfi overtook Heroine at the desi collection centres on its second Thursday. It had scored Rs 2.5 crores on September 27, while the latter collected Rs 2.4 crores. It continued the same in the third weekend. Its collection is even better than new release Kamaal Dhamaal Malamaal. It has added Rs 6.1 crore to its 17 day total collection Rs 93.25 crores nett. Its third weekend breakup is Rs 1.75 cr on Fri, Rs 2 cr on Sat and Rs 2.35 cr on Sun.
Meanwhile, Heroine was expected to cross Rs 50 crore mark at the domestic Box Office in the second weekend. But it failed to achieve this figure. Firstly, the movie lost most of its screens to new releases OMG Oh My God and Kamaal Dhamaal Malamaal. Secondly, it has performed poorly in the existing screens. It has added Rs 4.5 crores nett to its 10-day total collection Rs 41.6 crores nett. Its second weekend breakup is Rs 1 cr on Fri, Rs 1.5 cr on Sat and Rs 2 cr on Sun.