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Irrfan Khan's Hindi Medium opens with Rs21.71 crore in China, beats Dangal

The satire registered second highest opening day collections in China by beating Aamir Khan's Dangal (2016) and Salman Khan’s Bajrangi Bhaijaan (2015).

Mayur Lookhar

Actor Irrfan Khan-starrer Hindi Medium (2017), that was released in China on 4 April, has had a better opening that actor Aamir Khan's Dangal (2016). Hindi Medium collected a gross of $3.34 million (approximately Rs21.71 crore at the current exchange rate), as reported by China box office portal entgroup.cn.

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Aamir's Dangal had made Rs16 crore. Hindi Medium also beat Salman Khan’s Bajrangi Bhaijaan (2015), that was recently released in China. The Salman film had made approximately Rs14.66 crore on its opening day.

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Hindi Medium got 44,000 screenings, which is more twice the number of screens Bajrangi Bhaijaan (20,302) got in China. Dangal had opened in 30,364 screenings, while Secret Superstar (2017) had opened in 55,865 screenings in China. Hindi Medium fell short of the opening day figure of Secret Superstar that had grossed over approximately Rs43 crore on its opening day in China.

The Irrfan film had made over Rs90 crore nett in India. Hindi Medium took the second place in the China box office market. Hollywood film Ready Player One grossed $12.68 million on its opening day. Hindi Medium was made at a modest budget of Rs23 crore. The film also picked the Filmfare award for Best Film.