Half Girlfriend Day 1 Box Office Collection Update: 2017 has been an average year for Bollywood as far the initials are concerned. So far only two films have been able to take a good opening. One was Shahrukh Khan starrer Raees and the other was Varun Dhawan's Badrinath Ki Dulhania. The rests of the films have struggled in the morning shows.
Now all eyes are on Arjun Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor's Half Girlfriend. Bollywood badly needs a hit now as regional and Hollywood films are slowly taking over. There is also Bahubali storm ongoing. Thus expectations from HG are higher. As per the official announcement, the film is released in 2500 screens. The early trends are suggesting that it has taken a good opening.
Box Office Opening:
The overall occupancy in the morning shows was up to 30% in all over India which is good. The opening is better in UP, Rajasthan and in other mass circuits. In North India, it has opened lower than BKD, Jolly LLB 2 and Raees. It has also got a better opening in circuits like Kolkata and Bangalore as compared to other Arjun Kapoor starrers.
Half Girlfriend is a youth film just like Badrinath Ki Dulhania but the later was released in a higher number of screens. As reported earlier Chetan Bhagat will also be a driving factor, especially in metros. So it might show growth in the later half of the day despite being a youth centric film. Overall the film is targeting for the fourth highest opening day of 2017.
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The film is made on a medium budget of 49 crores including P&A. If it shows normal growth over the weekend, it can prove to be enough. Though the film needs to find appreciation among the audience. The early reviews are mixed to negative which may have an effect on the multiplex audience.
The other release Irrfan Khan starrer Hindi Medium has got a poor opening of 10-15%. Though the early reports were positive and it can pick up over the weekend. Bahubali 2 is still going super strong on 4th Friday. It will give tough competition to new releases in places.
|Tiger Zinda Hai||70%||Bumper|
|Shubh Mangal Saavdhan||12%||Poor|
|Toilet Ek Prem Katha||22%||Average|
|Jab Harry Met Sejal||35%||Good|
|Sachin A Billion Dreams||30%||Good|
|Meri Pyaari Bindu||15%||Poor|
|Badrinth Ki Dulhania||32%||Good|
|The Ghazi Attack||8%||Poor|
|Jolly LLB 2||30%||Average|
According to the early trends, Half Girlfriend 1st day collection is likely to be in the range of 9-10 crores. It has chances to go higher depending on the growth in the evening shows.
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