Yesterday we saw the release of the much talked about Mohit Suri directorial venture Half Girlfriend that starred Arjun Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor along with the Irrfan Khan starrer Hindi Medium. While Half Girlfriend witnessed a massive release across 2500 screens, Hindi Medium on the other hand feature a more targeted release hitting just 1126 screens.
In this box office report we take a look at the opening day collections of both Half Girlfriend and Hindi Medium while comparing the same to previously released films of 2017. While from the two new releases Half Girlfriend as expected has taken the lead by collecting Rs. 10.27 cr on its opening day, the film still manages to rank as the sixth highest opening day grosser of 2017. In fact Half Girlfriend despite opening on a good note does not manage to surpass the collections of previous releases like Baahubali 2 – The Conclusion that collected Rs. 41 cr, Raees that collected Rs. 20.42 cr, Jolly LLB 2 that collected Rs. 13.2 cr, Badrinath Ki Dulhania that collected Rs. 12.25 cr and Kaabil that collected Rs. 10.43 cr. However, the film does out beat other releases like Commando 2 that collected Rs. 5.14 cr, Naam Shabana that collected Rs. 5.12 cr and Rangoon that collected Rs. 5.05 cr.
On the other hand Hindi Medium managed to rake in just Rs. 2.81 cr ranks as the thirteenth highest grosser of 2017. While the Irrfan starrer manages to surpass both releases from last week Sarkar 3 that had collected Rs. 2.1 cr and Meri Pyaari Bindu that collected Rs. 1.75 cr, the film which has received positive reviews across the board is expected to witness growth in business over the weekend and ensuing week.
Movie Name – Opening Day (Cr.)
Baahubali 2 – The Conclusion (Hindi dubbed) – Rs. 41 cr.
Raees – Rs. 20.42 cr.
Jolly LLB 2 – Rs. 13.20 cr.
Badrinath Ki Dulhania – Rs. 12.25 cr.
Kaabil – Rs. 10.43 cr.
Half Girlfriend – Rs. 10.27 cr.
Commando 2 – Rs. 5.14 cr.
Naam Shabana – Rs. 5.12 cr.
Rangoon – Rs. 5.05 cr.
OK Jaanu – Rs. 4.08 cr.
Phillauri – Rs. 4.02 cr.
Begum Jaan – Rs. 3.94 cr.
Hindi Medium – Rs. 2.81 cr.
Sarkar 3 – Rs. 2.10 cr.
Meri Pyaari Bindu – Rs. 1.75 cr.