First Day Collection of Half Girlfriend and Hindi Medium
The new much awaited Hindi offering Half Girlfriend has been released this Friday at box office, with good expectations of fans as well as audience. Arjun Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor starrer this romantic drama received a decent start at box office, while the existing beast Baahubali 2 remained almost steady.
Mohit Suri’s directorial, Half Girlfriend is adapted from the novel of Chetan Bhagat with same title. Unlike earlier expectations, the movie received mixed reviews from critics and witnessed slightly lesser footfalls in theaters. Although youth audience are enjoying, which will help it to grow on Saturday and Sunday.
On the opening day, this awaited love story took slow start with only 15-20% of occupancy nationwide. But from the evening shows it accelerated by good rate and recorded overall occupancy of 25-30% on 2500 screens. With this, it registered the opening of 10.27 crores, which is good enough.
On the other hand, Irrfan Khan and Saba Qamar’s Hindi Medium received positive reviews from critics but got failed to attract much audience toward theaters. It started the opening day with only 5-15% of occupancy and minted the amount of 2.81 crores from 1126 screens across the country.
Although the response from viewers toward Hindi Medium is positive, so it can take decent jump on Saturday and Sunday as well. Reportedly, multiplexes made major contribution in the opening business of both the movies.