Barfi! had a good first day collecting around 9 crore nett as per early estimates. The collections were excellent at metro multiplexes and that helped it get to a 9 crore nett total.
Multiplexes outside metros were average and single screens were low. Comparing with Ranbir's last release Rockstar the collections were on par or better in big cities but lower elsewhere. The release was also smaller which kept it one crore nett less than Rockstar.
The film will emerge a success on the strength of big city multiplexes and if other centres can show good growth on Saturday then the film could have a very good run for a couple of weeks.
Barfi! did well in Mumbai city, Pune, Delhi NCR, Kolkata and Bangalore while collections in UP, Bihar, CP Berar, CI, Rajasthan and Gujarat were low.