Ranveer & Vaani-starrer Earned Rs 39.63 Crore
Before the unveiling of its theatrical promo, Befikre was one of the most awaited films of 2016. Yash Raj Films had done well to create continued momentum around the film by releasing one poster each every month. Considering the fact that Aditya Chopra was returning after 8 years and Ranveer Singh too had a biggie like Bajirao Mastani behind him, the film was red hot. Befikre is heading with a decent pace in weekdays. The movie has been released this Friday on around 2100 screens in India with a good buzz among audience, that it gained due to censor board controversy.
Despite being leaked on internet before the release, it witnessed amazing craze of fans as well as audience in weekend. Due to its bold content the movie targets only youth audience, that is why the previous releases remained almost unaffected despite this highly buzzed romantic drama. As per critics, Befikre doesn’t have effective story but the performance of Ranveer Singh is entertaining and is the only thing which makes the movie watchable.
On the opening day, this Aditya Chopra’s directorial recorded more than 50% of occupancy on 2100 screen of India and registered the 10th highest opening of the year so far with 10.36 crores. Because of mixed response, the movie remained almost steady over the weekend and raked 11.60 crores on Saturday and 12.40 crores of Sunday. Now it is running in weekdays and being normal working days, witnessing lesser footfall in theaters.
On Monday despite partial holiday on accounts of Milad-ul-Nabi, it reported almost 59% of drop than Friday and estimated to collect 5.20 crores* to its account. On the next day i.e. Tuesday, it started the day with almost similar occupancy and collected the amount of 3.59 crores as its 5th day business. With this, the total domestic collection of Befikre has become 43.22 crores and surpassed the lifetime total of Amitabh Bachchan’s Wazir (41.02 crores).