Sports biopic "Bhaag Milkha Bhaag" remains unbeatable at the domestic box office, despite the release of several new films in the past two weeks.
The Farhan Akhtar starrer is performing much better than almost all the new releases at collection centres. The film on its third Monday raked in approximately ₹1.5 crore, taking the overall Indian figures to ₹93.5 crore.
"Bhaag Milkha Bhaag" requires only ₹7 crore to enter the ₹100 crore club. The film would become the third one in the year to hit the century mark in Indian markets. It has become the third highest grosser film of 2013, pushing blockbuster flick "Aashiqui 2" to the fourth spot.
Meanwhile, Haryana became the fifth state to make "Bhaag Milkha Bhaag" tax-free after Maharashtra, Goa, Delhi and Madhya Pradesh.
"There was a sole reason behind getting the film tax free ... I want this film to reach every nook and corner of the country. This film is a family watch and is made to inspire the youth," Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, director of the film, said in a statement.
"I do not want people to wait for it come onto cable television and then be able to view it, but instead fit into the monthly budget of ever household so that they can get the complete experience of the legend's life journey, hardships and achievements in the theatre," Mehra said.
Regarding last week's releases, the collections of "Bajatey Raho", "Nasha" and "Isaaq" which opened to poor response dropped further on the first Monday at the box office.
Only "Bajatey Raho" fared slightly better than the other films. Poonam Pandey starrer "Nasha" had an average business in single screens but failed to catch the attention of the moviegoers in multiplexes. Prateik Babbar starrer "Issaq" has turned out to be a disaster at the box office.