Director Anurag Basu's movie Barfi, which opened to fantastic response in the first weekend, has continued to keep the bells ringing at the Box Office in India. The romantic comedy starring Ranbir Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra and Ileana D'Cruz in the leads, has completely sent down the collection of old releases like Raaz 3 and Ek Tha Tiger.
Ranbir Kapoor's Barfi, which released on 1,600 screens including both multiplexes and single screens, did a wonderful business at the desi Box Office in the first weekend with its collection reaching Rs 34.60 crores nett. Its breakup is Rs 9.2 cr on Fri, Rs 11.5 cr on Sat and Rs 13.9 cr on Sun.
Barfi continued to rock the viewers on the weekdays too. The positive word of mouth is doing wonders for the movie at the domestic collection centres. The film collected Rs 6.5 cr on Mon and Rs 6 cr on Tue. It has raked in a total of Rs 47.10 crores nett at the Box Office in five days.
Today (Wednesday) is a holiday due to Ganesha Chathurthi and Barfi is once again trending at the collection centres. Trade analysts feel that the movie is likely to fetch Rs 8 to 9 crores on the sixth day and it would fetch Rs 64 to 65 crores nett at the Box Office in the first week. It should be seen whether Barfi would beat the first week record of Ranbir's last movie Rockstar, which had collected Rs 64 crores.
However, the successful run of the movie Barfi has affected the collection of Raaz 3, which had scored Rs 64.40 crores nett at the Box Office in India in 10 days. Raaz 3 has added Rs 1.65 cr on Mon and Rs 1.54 cr on Tues to its 12-day total Rs 67.49 crore nett. It is expected to cross Rs 70 crore mark at desi collection centres.