Bhaag Milkha Bhaag's fantastic run at the box office

  • Shalvi Mangaokar, Hindustan Times, Mumbai
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  • Updated: Jul 18, 2013 14:11 IST
  • Sonam Kapoor and Farhan Akhtar

    Sonam Kapoor and Farhan Akhtar display cute chemistry in the teasers.

  • Farhan Akhtar in Bhaag Milkha Bhaag

    Farhan Akhtar essays the role of athlete Milkha Singh in the film Bhaag Milkha Bhaag. The film is directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra.

  • Rebecca Breeds and Farhan Akhtar

    Rebecca Breeds with Farhan Akhtar in a still from Bhaag Milkha.

  • Sonam Kapoor

    Sonam Kapoor plays Farhan's love interest in Bhaag Milkha Bhaag.

  • Divya Dutta

    Divya Dutta in a still from Bhaag Milkha Bhaag.

  • Farhan Akhtar

    Farhan worked closely with Flying Sikh - Milkha Singh to prepare for the film Bhaag Milkha Bhaag.

  • Bhaag Milkha Bhaag

    The songs of Bhaag Milkha Bhaag are already running high on popularity. Farhan in a still from the film.

  • Farhan Akhtar

    Farhan Akhtar ina still from Bhaag Milkha Bhaag.

  • Bhaag Milkha Bhaag

    Farhan Akhtar in a still from the film.

Farhan Akhtar’s ambitious biopic on Olympian Milkha Singh, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (BMB), has really made a big mark at the box office. With the paid previews held on Thursday evening themselves making over a crore, trade experts say the movie will continue to rake in good money. Trade analyst Amod Mehra says, “BMB is doing very well. While the weekend was good, Monday saw a slight drop. But the movie has held its own and will continue to grow. Farhan has done a commendable job. However, had the duration of the film been shorter, it would have fared better.”

Trade expert Taran Adarsh too feels the movie has done a stupendous job at the box office. “The movie has done well not only in India but also managed to do remarkable business in the overseas market,” he says. Film exhibitor and distributor Akhaye Rathi concurs, “With terrific weekend figures, BMB has brought Farhan his first solo success. Judging by how it has fared over the weekend and sustained on Monday, the film should go past the finish line as quickly as the flying Sikh did in his days on the track.”

Numbers game

thursday (paid previews)
R1.50 crore
friday
R8.50 crore
saturday
R11 crore
sunday
R12.80 crore
monday
R5.75 crore
Total
R39.55 crore
Source: production house

 

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