Ranbir Kapoor’s ‘Rockstar’ rakes in Rs 11.25 cr on 11.11.11

It seems Rockstar is well on its way to becoming a hit. We hear that the Ranbir Kapoor-Nargis Fakhri-starrer has already made Rs 11.25 crore across India on opening day. That is not only the highest opening for any Ranbir film, but also supposedly the most any film has made in the non-festival season – except Ready. Rockstar has got positive reviews from critics and moviegoers, so it is expected to continue its good run at the box office. It’s also helped by the fact that the next big-budget movie Desi Boyz will release only on November 25. So Rockstar has got two clear weeks where it can expect to rake in the profits. The Imtiaz Ali film needs all the help it can get, considering it went over budget. Buzz is that it was slated to be made in Rs 45 crore, but what with Ranbir and Imtiaz both being perfectionists, the film ended up costing Rs 60 crore. Right now, it looks like the film will recover its costs from ticket sales alone, and when you add up all the other sales – satellite rights, music rights – it will definitely be a hit. Good going, Ranbir and Imtiaz.