'Barfi' movie poster
'Barfi' movie posterReuters

Critically acclaimed movie "Barfi", which recently got into a controversy for copying scenes from other classics, is still going strong in its second week.

The romantic comedy movie starring Ranbir Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra and Ileana D'cruz, collected a total ₹846.5 million in its second week. The film earned ₹32.5 million on Monday, ₹31 million on Tuesday and ₹26 million the following day, taking the total figure to ₹846.5 million at the domestic box office, trade analyst and film critic Taran Adarsh said.

On the overseas front the movie raked in ₹256.9 million till its second Wednesday, taking the worldwide BO collection to ₹1.1 billion. Although, there is slight drop in the business with each passing day, it is still doing better business than Kareena Kapoor's latest release "Heroine".

"Barfi is still being loved by the multiplex audiences and is not affected by Heroine or by T20 World Cup. Oscar nomination sure has its own perks," koimoi.com reported.

Madhur Bhandarkar's "Heroine", which was released last Friday, opened with negative reviews from critics, but did good business in its opening weekend because of strong publicity. However, collections dropped considerably on Monday and the following days.

Meanwhile, "Barfi" is expected to cross the ₹1 billion mark soon if it manages to maintain a strong position at the domestic BO, even after the release of Paresh Rawal-produced "OMG Oh My God!" and "Kamaal Dhamaal Malamaal" on Friday.