Sanjay Leela Bhansali's directorial "Ram-leela" is still going strong at the domestic box office raking in over ₹107 crore, despite new releases over the last two weeks,
"Ram-leela", featuring Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone, was released in nearly 3,000 screens in India and 500 screens overseas on 15 November. Favourable reviews from critics and good word of mouth seems to have helped the film at the box office.
The epic love story has collected ₹107.50 crore at the domestic box office according to Bollywood Hungama. It is expected to rake in more revenues in the days to come, provided the latest release "Bullett Raja" starring Saif Ali Khan and Sonakshi Sinha doesn't displace it from the theatres.
According to trade analyst Taran Adarsh, "Ram-leela" did well overseas too, collecting ₹39.34 crore by the end of its second weekend. It did better than "Krrish 3" in USA-Canada and Australia. The worldwide collections (overseas collection till second weekend) stand at ₹146.84 crore.
Made on an estimated budget of ₹35 crore, "Ram-leela" earned ₹16 crore at the domestic box office on the opening day and recovered the production cost in the first weekend itself. It continued to draw crowds to the theatres despite the release of "Gori Tere Pyaar Mein", starring Imran Khan and Kareena Kapoor, and "Singh Saab The Great" featuring Sunny Deol, Amrita Rao and Urvashi Rautela.
"Ram-leela" is a loose adaptation of William Shakespeare's epic love story "Romeo and Juliet". The makers of the film had to change the title of the film to "Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-leela" and replace a few controversial words following protests over its content and title.