With several state governments giving it tax exemption, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (BMB) has enjoyed a very good amount of collection at the Indian Box Office in the third week. Although four new movies like Bajatey Raho, Nasha, Issaq and Luv U Soniyo were in the race, the Farhan Akhtar starrer has once again topped the domestic collection chart.
Bhaag Milkha Bhaag had collected Rs 53.49 crores nett at the Indian Box Office in the first week. The movie witnessed 50% dip in the second week with its collection reaching Rs 26.30 crores. It further dipped another 50% in the third week, but the film managed to collect a whopping sum due to the tax exemption from a few state governments like Delhi, Maharashtra, MP, Goa, Haryana and UP.
Undeterred by new release, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag continued to keep the cash registers ringing at the ticket counters across the country. The Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra-directed biopic collected Rs 12.21 crores in the third weekend and Rs 6.3 crores on the weekdays. In the third week, the film has added a total of Rs 18.51 crores to its 21-day domestic total Rs 98.3 crores nett.
With this, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag has become the third highest grosser Bollywood movie of 2013. However, trade experts had predicted that the movie would surpass Rs 100 crore mark at the Indian Box Office by the end of the third week. But the movie has fallen short by Rs 1.7 crore. Now, it is sure that it will score these number on its fourth Friday and join Rs 100 crore movie club on its 22nd day.