Ranbir aka Murphy aka Barfi certainly has a reason to smile! His film Barfi!, which also stars Priyanka Chopra and Ileana D’Cruz certainly is making its mark! We reported earlier that Barfi! had netted 100 crore at the box office with both India and overseas bering counted, which was quite impressive. Now in India alone it has earned 100crore, which is amazing for a film that is a bit off the beaten track. With its unique heartwarming storyline, fabulous music and gorgeous cinematography Barfi! has been appreciated by audiences, critics and industry insiders and recently was selected as India’s official entry to the Oscars in the foreign language film category this year.
“Ranbir Kapoor joins the much-famed Rs100 crore club on Tuesday with Barfi! and this is Priyanka Chopra’s second ton this year, after Agneepath,” tweeted trade analyst Taran Adarsh. The other Bollywood movies that grossed Rs.100 crore this year are – Housefull 2, Rowdy Rathore, Bol Bachchan and Ek Tha Tiger. The film, which minted Rs34.6 crore during its opening weekend and brought in a total of Rs58.6 crore over the first week, is still going strong at the ticket window.
“Barfi! (3rd Week) Monday Rs2.5 crore. Grand total Rs98.8 crore net. Crosses Rs100 crore mark in India today. Bravo,” posted Adarsh on his Twitter page. “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),” he further tweeted.
Barfi! has been produced by UTV Motion Pictures and after Rowdy Rathore, this is the production house’s second film to achieve the feat. Gaurav Verma, Director – India Theatrical Distribution, Studios, Disney UTV, told IANS: “Barfi! has had a dream run at the box office and continues to do extremely well at cinemas. With a huge demand among exhibitors, we are hoping to add over 200 cinemas this week.”
Interestingly, the director of the film had earlier stated that it was more important for him to touch a hundred hearts than Rs100 crore box-office takings. “I don’t know about making Rs100 crore. But I feel it is more difficult to touch people’s heart. From my film, I only want to touch hundreds or thousands of hearts and that’s all that matters to me. Collection is not important for me,” said Basu.