Ranbir Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra's latest outing Barfi, which is one of the most-anticipated Hindi movies of 2012, has opened to an outstanding response at the Box Office on the first day of its release. The Anurag Basu directed movie is expected to break the first day collection record of Ranbir's previous film Rockstar.
Barfi, which has been released in maximum number of multiplexes, has received an earth-shattering response. The romantic film, which defies stereotype in every respect, registered an average of 85% to 90% occupancy at multiplexes across the country. Some screens were reportedly displaying housefull boards in the morning and matinee shows on its opening day.
The makers of the movie Barfi seem to be targeting multiplex audience. That's why they have released the film on just 300 single screens across the country. It has also garnered a very good response at the single screen, where it has got about 70% occupancy. As per early trends, the Friday numbers may cross Rs 10 crores nett.
However, Barfi has been in news for all good reasons ever since it hit the floor. The producers of the movie have had massive promotions and Ranbir Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra appeared on different channels to promote it. Besides this, the movie has bagged rave reviews from the film critics. Now, the word of mouth is expected to boost its collection on Saturday and Sunday.