"Bhaag Milkha Bhaag" has done fantastic business even in the second weekend, despite new releases.
The Farhan Akhtar-Sonam Kapoor starrer, which opened to a good response from markets worldwide, continues its dream run even after a week.
In the second weekend, "Bhaag Milkha Bhaag" fetched approximately ₹16.55 crore from Indian markets. The total collections of the film are now pegged at about ₹70 crore.
"#BhaagMilkhaBhaag collected Rs 16.55 cr nett in Wknd 2. Grand total: Rs 70.29 cr. Breakup:- Fri 4 cr, Sat 5.80 cr, Sun *est* 6.75 cr. Hit," film critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted.
Interestingly, the sports biographical film performed better than new releases - "D-Day" and "Ramaiyaa Vastavaiyya", during the second weekend.
Both the new films, which were released on 19 July, opened to a dull start but picked up over the weekend. While Girish Kumar-Shruti Haasan film "Ramaiya Vastavaiya" earned ₹15.30 crore, Rish Kapoor-Arjun Rampal flick fetched ₹13.69 crore in the opening weekend. But "Bhaag Milkha Bhaag" fared better than these two films, minting ₹16.55 crore in its second weekend.
The sports drama, based on the life and journey of Milkha Singh, remains to be the first choice of people depsite the release of the two new films.
"Bhaag Milkha Bhaag" has also performed extraordinarily well in Tamil Nadu and Kerala raking in ₹88 lakh from 40 screens in ten days. "#BhaagMilkhaBhaag - Extraordinary in TN & Kerala, Net Box-Office for 10 days = Rs 88 lakhs from 40 screens. Super. Congrats Viacom18," senior film journalist Sreedhar Pillai tweeted.
"The success of #BhaagMilkhaBhaag in TN & Kerala proves there is a market 4 good Hindi films. BMB has made @FarOutAkhtar popular," he said.
The film is Farhan's first hit as a solo hero. The actor will next be seen sharing screen space with Vidya Balan in the upcoming flick "Shaadi Ke Side Effects", a sequel to "Pyaar Ke Side Effects" which was released in 2006.