Bollywood's latest release "Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-leela" has crossed the ₹50-crore mark in its first weekend at the Indian box office.
The romantic drama took off to a fantastic start by earning ₹16 crore on the opening day (15 November). The film collected ₹17.25 crore on the second day and around ₹19.25 crore to ₹19.50 crore on Sunday. The film's total first weekend collections from India stand between ₹52.50 crore and ₹52.75 crore.
"#RamLeela collects ₹52.50 cr to 52.75 cr nett in opening weekend. Breakup: Fri 16 cr, Sat 17.25 cr, Sun 19.25 cr to 19.50 cr. Fantastic!" film critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted.
The film has surpassed the first weekend collections of Akshay Kumar's "Boss" and Ranbir Kapoor's "Besharam." "Boss earned ₹40.75 crore in its first weekend, whereas "Besharam fetched ₹47.69 crore in it debut weekend.
Despite "Ram-leela" not being shown in some theatres, it has performed exceptionally well, reported Bollywood Hungama. The film fared very well in multiplexes and single screens. While the film's first weekend collections are fantastic, it remains to be seen if the Ranveer starrer will be able to sustain its business in the first week.
The release of "Ram-leela" has affected "Krrish 3" which had a good run in the last two weeks. Although the film did well, it is not clear if it will be able to cross the ₹100-crore mark, particularly when a Hindi biggie is releasing this week.
"Ram-leela" just has four more days to rake in decent collections. On Friday (22 November), Imran-Kareena's "Gori Tere Pyaar Mein" is set to release. If a new film hits theatres, the screen count of the past releases declines. However, "Ram-leela" will be complete one week only this Friday. The film might not lose more screens, though the screen-count for "Krrish 3" might decline. It remains to be seen how the Ranveer starrer fares in its second weekend post new releases.