Director Anurag Basu’s heartwarming tale becomes one of the biggest hits of the year
Ranbir Kapoor has found the biggest hit of his career so far in the form of Barfi! And not only that, the actor has also entered the much-coveted 100-crore club with the film – a place enjoyed by stars like Shahrukh Khan, Aamir Khan, Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar and Hrithik Roshan so far. Barfi! had collected Rs 98.8 crore in India by the end of Monday, October 1, and after Tuesday’s collections (which are estimated to be around Rs 3 crore, thanks to a national holiday), the Anurag Basu movie starring Ranbir, Priyanka Chopra and Ileana D Cruz has now crossed Rs 100 crore at the Indian box office.
The film had made Rs 58.6 crores in its opening weekend and is still going strong at the box office. It seems like its a special day for leading lady Priyanka too, who now has a second 100-crore film to her name in one year. Earlier this year, Agneepath too had crossed the mark. And the timing of this seems to be perfect too as PeeCee’s first single also released on ITunes today and she was seen gracing the home page of the ITunes stores in the US. The other films to have made over Rs 100 crores this year are Housefull 2, Rowdy Rathore and Ek Tha Tiger.
The movie has done well overseas too. “The film is Ranbir Kapoor’s biggest hit in overseas… total after 3rd Weekend UK 622,039 pounds (Rs5.30 cr) … USA $2,462,008 (Rs12.89 cr),” tweeted trade analyst Taran Adarsh.
Amidst all the controversies about the film’s scenes being blatantly copied from old classics, the audiences have given their verdict – Barfi! is now officially a blockbuster!