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Box office: Half Girlfriend scores higher than Hindi Medium on first day


Mohit Suri's adaptation of Chetan Bhagat's bestseller has managed Rs10 crore on the first day, while the Irrfan Khan-Saba Qamar stareer managed Rs2.50 crore at the box office.

A still from Half Girlfriend

Shriram Iyengar

Arjun Kapoor-Shraddha Kapoor's Half Girlfriend enjoyed a decent first day at the box office.

According to BoxOfficeIndia.com, the Mohit Suri film managed to collect Rs10 crore nett collections outside the big metros. While the collections in the major cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Bangalore were only average, the opening is still the third best for a Arjun Kapoor film after Gunday (2014) and 2 States (2014).

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The other competitor to Suri's film at the box office, Hindi Medium, enjoyed a below average opening. The film managed to cross Rs2.50 crore nett collections on its first day. However, the review for the film has been positive and adds to the optimism for the film's collections. It is likely that this number might rise on Saturday, and stay that way till the weekend.

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For Half Girlfriend, the Saturday and Sunday collections hold the key. The film's performance over the weekend might influence the Monday crowds. While the film's music has proved quite effective at drawing in the initial footfall, it will be the content that will help maintain consistency. Considering Suri's last outing, Hamari Adhuri Kahani (2015), it is vital that Half Girlfriend has a good weekend at the box office.