Sanjay Leela Bhansali's 'Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram Leela' has had stupendous box office collections on the opening weekend, with the movie bagging a grand total of Rs 33 crore across Friday and Saturday.
'Ram Leela', the romantic saga starring Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh in lead roles opened to jam-packed theaters with Rs 15 crore on the day of its release and Rs 17.5 crores on Saturday.
Hrithik Roshan's Krrish 3 box office collections, however, makes it the current leader of course.
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh took to Twitter to pen the staggering numbers that 'Ram Leela' managed.
Taran Adarsh: #RamLeela continues to win hearts. Saturday Rs 17.5 cr. Total so far: Rs 33.5 cr nett. Expect a bigger total on Sunday.
It's opening day box office collection has earned 'Ram Leela' 5th place in the list of top openers of 2013 and 10th place in the list of Bollywood's top 25 openers."
Despite cricketing 'God', Sachin Tendulkar's final match that took place in Mumbai, the numbers seemed unaffected.
However, 'Ram Leela' did face a few protests with certain groups claiming that the title and content of the film is insensitive to religious Hindu sentiments. As a result of which, some cinemas were forced to shut down and certain shows were suspended.
But Ranveer and Deepika are surely celebrating the success of their Indian Shakespearean drama. The rumoured couple is being showered with praise for their performances both by critics and fans along with co-stars Supriya Pathak and Richa Chadda.