Arjun Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor starter Half Girlfriend which released this Friday with Irrfan’s Hindi Medium have received a good opening on the Day 1 at the box office. Hindi Medium received good reviews, but it did not fare as well as Half Girlfriend regarding box office numbers.
Half Girlfriend saw around 25-30% occupancy rate. It minted around INR 10.27 crore at the box office on the first day which according to us is excellent. I think the credit goes to the chemistry between the lead pair of the film. Also, the songs which were a hit amongst the youngsters.
According to a trade site, the film had a good first day. It grossed ten crore net with excellent collections in cities outside the big metros. The collections in metros like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Bangalore were, in fact, average.
This is the third best opening for Arjun Kapoor starer after his film Gunday and 2 States. Also for Shraddha Kapoor, its is fourth best after Ek Villain, ABCD 2 and Baaghi. Half Girlfriend has also got the fifth best opening of this year after Bahubali (Hindi), Jolly LLB 2, Raees, and Badrinath Ki Dulhania even though it was a smaller release than all those films.
Coming to Hindi Medium, directed by Saket Choudhary, the film got around 10-15% occupancy rate. It earned around INR 2.81 crore across the country on its release day. According to a trade site, “Hindi Medium grossed 2.50 crore net on day one which is low.” However, the film is expected to grow.
Half Girlfriend sees Arjun Kapoor portraying the role of a national-level basketball player, Madhav Jha. Shraddha Kapoor will be seen playing Arjun’s romantic interest in the Film. On the other hand, the film Hindi Medium shows Irrfan and Saba as a young couple struggling to get the complete education for their daughter.