Box office report – July 12

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Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s latest film Bhaag Milkha Bhaag which stars Farhan Akhtar in the lead has expected topped the box office collection with it’s superb business in it’s first weekend. This biopic was made with a heavy budget and has recovered most of it in the first three days itself!

The movie began steadily with an occupancy of 40% to 50% in the morning and matinee shows on the first day and saw a humongous growth in the evening and night shows.

The story of the Flying Sikh was exceptionally depicted in the movie and the audience seems to love it as it did amazing business in multiplexes in circuits like Delhi, UP, Punjab and Mumbai. Bhaag Milkha Bhaag collected about Rs 32.35 crores in the first weekend. Thursday – Rs1.05 crore. Friday – Rs 8.50 crore. Saturday – Rs 10.70 crores and Rs 12 crores on Sunday.
Though the movie has not been able to beat the opening weekend record of Farhan Akhtar’s  Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, which had raked in Rs 52.50 crore in three days. Anyhow, the trade experts see the potential in this biopic and would expect to cross Rs 50 crore mark by this week.

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