"Bhaag Milkha Bhaag" continues its victorious march at the box office even after five days of its release.
The makers of "Bhaag Milkha Bhaag" are laughing all the way to the bank, with the film raking in good collections not just in India, but also in overseas markets.
The Farhan Akhtar-Sonam Kapoor film has minted around ₹39 crore at the domestic box office in the first five days of its release. During the first weekend, "Bhaag Milkha Bhaag" made more than ₹30 crore, which was far better than the collections fetched by films like "Lootera" (₹19 crore in first weekend), "Raanjhanaa" (approximately ₹20.08 crore), "Ghanchakkar" (₹22.30 crore) and "Aashiqui 2" (₹22.30 crore).
The sports biographical film even passed the Monday (15 July) test and fetched ₹5.75 crore. The total collections from Indian markets are now pegged at ₹39.10 crore. At overseas markets, the film earned about ₹8 crore during the debut weekend.
The film has emerged as the third biggest opener of this year next to "Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani" (₹62.11 crore weekend figures) and "Race 2" (₹51.35 crore). "Bhaag Milkha Bhaag" is doing exceptionally well in Delhi/UP and East Punjab. According to boxofficeindia.com, the Farhan starrer is expected to gross more than "Race 2" in these areas. The intense sports-drama film is reportedly heading to become the second highest grossing film in North India this year.
The film's terrific business is likely to ensure good collections in the first week. More than 70 Hindi films have released so far this year. Of all, only two films - "Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani" and "Race 2" have crossed the ₹100-crore mark.
Around six films have grossed more than ₹50 crore, which include "Raanjhanaa", "Shootout at Wadala", "Aashiqui 2" and "Special 26". Some of the recently released Hindi films that are still running in theatres - "Lootera", "Ghanchakkar", "Fukrey" and "Policegiri", have failed to touch the ₹50-crore mark till now. "Bhaag Milkha Bhaag", which was released on 12 July, is expected to join the ₹50-crore club by the end of this week.