Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Ram Leela, which released in theatres on November 22, has concluded the first week with a superb collection at the Indian Box Office. The performance of this romance drama is on par with many Bollywood superstars' movies. In just seven days, the Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone starrer has become the fourth highest grosser of 2013 in opening week, beating the record of Saif Ali Khan and John Abraham's Race 2.
Prior to its release, Ram Leela had created huge hype and expectations among the film goers. Despite facing several hurdles, the Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone starrer opened to an overwhelming response on Friday and showed good jump in its business on Saturday and Sunday. The movie collected Rs 52.75 crores nett at the Indian Box Office in the first weekend.
Although Ram Leela dropped by 40% on Monday, its business was on par with many big-budget flicks. The movie remained rock steady on the following days. On the weekdays, the film collected Rs 29.55 crores nett at the Indian Box Office, taking its seven day domestic total to Rs 82.30 crores nett. Its breakup is Rs 16 cr on Fri, Rs 17.25 cr on Sat, Rs 19.50 cr on Sun, Rs 8.75 cr on Mon, Rs 7.70 cr on Tue, Rs 6.85 cr on Wed and Rs 6.25 cr on Thu.
Ram Leela is fast heading towards Rs 100 crore mark at the India Box Office. The movie needs Rs 18 crores to achieve this magical figure. However, two much-hyped Hindi films like Gori Tere Pyaar Mein and Singh Saab The Great have hit the screens today (November 22). Trade experts opine that they would slow down the rocking run of the film in its second week. Meanwhile, its business will also be affected by new Tamil release Irandam Ulagam and its Telugu version Varna in South India.