The success of Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani has put Ranbir Kapoor in the top bracket of stars in the industry. Not only has the opening of the film shocked and surprised the trade, the romantic saga has smashed all previous weekend records held by holiday releases like Ek Tha Tiger, Ra One and Bodyguard (first 3 days) – now, these were films starring Salman and Shahrukh Khan, two stars with the biggest fan-base in the country.
YJHD is also Ranbir’s biggest opening weekend to date, almost doubling the collections of his previous best Barfi which collected Rs 34 cr in it’s first weekend.
1. Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (2013) – 62.1 crore
2. Barfi (2012) – 34 crore
3. Raajneeti (2010) – 33.75 crore
4. Rockstar (2011) – 32 crore
5. Ajab Prem Ki Gazab Kahaani (2009) – 23.5 crore