From starting at the box office on a somewhat somber note to joining the elite 100 Crore club, Barfi! has proven to be nothing less than a super-hit Bollywood flick.
The movie made about 18.20 Crores in its 3rd week at the domestic box office. Barfi! now stands at a domestic box office collection of about 104.75 Crores. Having made another 26.5 Crores at the overseas box office. the Ranbir Kapoor starrer’s worldwide box office collections now counts as 131.25 Crores.
The movie has surpassed the box office collection of Bol Bachchan. Starring Ajay Devgan and Abhishek Bachchan, Bol Bachchan was a typical ‘masala’ Bollywood flick. It’s happily surprising to note a movie with good content taking over the typical Bollywood Rom-Coms. Needless to say Ranbir has established his brand nothing less than the likes of Ajay Devgan. Let’s hope this is the starting of Ranbir ruling the 100 Crore club.
With the release of English Vinglish and Kismet (Kismat) Love Paisa Dilli, Barfi! might lose out on a considerable amount of screen space which might affect the box office journey of the Oscar nominated flick in its 4th week. However, Barfi! has more than just proven a point with 3 successful weeks at the box office.
If you take a look at the chart underneath, 6 movies made it to the 100 Crore club this year. With big starrer movies lined up for release this year the number might as well go up to 10. It seems the 100 Crore club is no longer a big thing in Bollywood. The next focus will perhaps be on the 200 Crore target.
|April to September 2012
Box Office Position
|Movie||India Net Collection in Crores of Rupees|
|1||Ek Tha Tiger||198|
|10||Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum||45|
Other biggies lined up for release are Karan Johar’s Student Of The Year, Shah Rukh Khan’s Jab Tak Hai Jaan, Ajay Devgn’s Son Of Sardaar, Aamir Khan’s Talaash, Akshay Kumar’s Khiladi 786 and Salman Khan’s Dabangg 2.