Half Girlfriend Box Office Opening

Arjun Kapoor’s Half Girlfriend has opened very well at the box office on Friday. The average occupancy in the morning is around 35% from the Tier-1 and Tier-2 cities that we tracked, which is a solid start given the fact that the film had a tough release – with Bahubali 2 still going strong, competition from a smaller film like Hindi Medium which was postponed at the last moment and also Jattu Engineer taking screens in the north.

Among 2017 films, the opening is only lower than Hindi films like ‘Raees’, ‘Badrinath Ki Dulhania’ and ‘Jolly LLB 2’. It’s better than ‘Kaabil’, ‘Rangoon’ and all the other films this year. At quite a few centres, the start is on-par with ‘Badrinath..’ and better than ‘Jolly LLB 2’.

Mumbai city is on the weaker side, occupancy-wise, while cities like Hyderabad, Pune, Chennai, Patna.. are recording very good occupancy.

The level of opening suggests that the film could get into double-digit (10 crore+) territory if it manages to sustain and grow towards the end of the day.

Approx morning shows average occupancy at select centres:

  • Bahubali 2 – 90% (4000 screens)
  • Raees – 65% (3300 screens)
  • Badrinath Ki Dulhania – 40% (2850 screens)
  • Jolly LLB 2 – 30/35%  (3300 screens)
  • Half Girlfriend – 35% (2500 screens)
  • Kaabil – 20% (2600 screens)
  • Rangoon – Less than 10% (2000 screens)




  • LAughing on kaabil occupancy…pLZ koi hrithik ko mega budget + National holiday advntge dedo so he can get a good opening….

  • I watched the movie in the morning and liked it…. people were too negative about this movie. It not a romcom.. its purely romantic. Timepass fun.. watch enjoy and forget

  • hopefully will watch tomorrow. Critics rating seems on negative side but audience rating looks good so far. Its good that films has opened well otherwise the fate of the film decided on first day.

  • Raees-Jolly LLB2 same no. of screens. See the occupancy!!!!

    But I know TEPK will have big opening due to BHAKTS

  • I am wondring why they make such movie when there should be tv dramas with such story such a waste of money

  • @Sunny Makkikolic With less than 800 screens and opening between 30-35% of Canadian Hotel cleaner unlike a rock solid 35% you still use your chicken brains to talk about Kaabil? You need prayers and spiritual divine.

  • @Indicine, you overlooked one key aspect of shows count.
    Baahubali2 is still running with almost same number of shows and hence Half Girlfriend couldn’t get the release size it should have got today.
    So even though, it has been released with 2500+ screens, shows count is almost half of what it should have been.
    This is the one reason why it is running with good average occupancy and will remain over the day as well.
    However I don’t see with that reduced shows count, it could touch double digit figures. Let’s see.

  • Kaabil With clash 20% poor
    Jjlb 2 solo 30% average
    HG solo with Bahubaali havoc 35% Good.
    Imagine no Bahubaali rekease. Hrithik needs National holiday but Canadian Hotel cleaner solo movie also need National holiday to cross Sushant Singh and Ranbir opening day. Still hanging around 13-16 highest while at least Hrithik has done 20 cf opening not once and one of the 5 superstars to give a 30 crore single day. Idiot

  • You dont make films to watch enjoy and forget. You make films to move your audiences, to make them love you by your work. Mohit suri had failed this time. We had a lot of expectations but unfortunately he can’t. still the film was not so bad. you can say it was a “GOOD” film. But the CB fans expected a change just like Abhishek kapoor did in Kai po che.
    There was hardly any chemistry seen btw the kpors.

  • That’s good. Reviews are pretty decent. So could be a clean hit. So HG could be the third clean hit of 2017. And finally 2 months of back-to-back flops might end.

  • akki sir jolly llb2 with average music and promoting and the only face who drive the film opening better than all ajay-hrithik films except SR,BB,K3 and some fans here still think they are bigger than him

  • Tubelight will take out the dry period of Bollywood films.

    1st day-45 crs
    2nd day-50
    1st week-200
    2nd week-280
    3rd week-320
    life time-400

    EID ki tubelight…..

    Meagstar arrival….. June 23rd….

  • Haha who is talking about opening….makhi has never crossed 20 cr even on holidays. ..and whose last movie jllb2. .despite having a sequel. ..solo release. ..best pre release buzz acc to some…opened at 12 crores lol…hail superstardom of makhi. …….rofl 😂😂😂😂😂


  • I watched this afternoon in Qatar. Finally a romantic movie worth watching with very good songs. Arjun/Sharadha and all the cast fantastic performance.

  • Shah Rukh Salman Aamir Ajay Hrithik 5 names that will always make akki fans look inferior even though they pretend using pretext of multiple films. Much as I dont like Salman he had couple of blockbusters in Single year 200 crores above. Ajay because of Son vs jthj I didn’t like it but by far he gets the big holidays at his wish. Shah Rukh sir with good content can deliver a very massive number. Aamir and Hrithik will suprise anybody given time so never write off Hrithik. Canadian chef is competing with Arjun and Varun neck to neck with the 2 having better percentage occupancy compared with number of screens.

  • @Thug
    Lol, Hrithik one of the 5 superstars to give a 30 cr on single day. So you are using the trade figures in case of SIB, but Hrithik’s case has producers figures? If Papa Roshan can take 18 cr opening to 25 cr, on what criteria should we trust the 30 cr+ single day of Krrish 3.

  • Only the Khans have given 20/25/30 cr+ openers/single days with their true stardom. SR is a country mile ahead of Ajay’s true potential. Hrithik has one 20 cr opening and a few of his 20 cr+ single days are debatable, but he definitely doesn’t have a 30 cr+ day. King of manipulation for a reason.

  • @IndiCine you guys are covering and following movie biz from quite some time but your srticles have always some sort of shortcomings:

    1. Develop a correction factor…you can not compare a solo release occupancy vs clash and festival vs non holiday releases

    2. No of footfalls are real indicator than the %occupancy

    3. Price of movie ticket varies across the theaters

    I think now SRK has reduced to 1 week BO life and his movies then fall flat on his face. So don’t go gaga over Raees occupancy which was looser to Kaabil in every subsequent weeks. Your data points also contradicory amongst your articles. So be unbiased and show true picture that is what expected from you…but if you guys are favoring Khans in your every next articles we know your motives well.

    So brother @indicine we don’t take your data seriously…we understand your true love for khans.

  • Good try @javed, Akshay is just competiting but Hrithik is already behind Varun and Arjun. Occupancy of Kaabil half of BKD..Lol! Jolly LLB 2 still generated more footfalls than BKD and HG but Jadoo lacking even there😂. Last year, despite returning after 2 years he gave smaller opening than Shahid, Tiger and Varun. MD 8 cr opening=Kya Kool Hai Him 3 opening. Both clashed with Akshay’s movies😂. The other Khans okay, Hrithik is debatable but Ajay is always smaller than Akki.

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