Varun Dhawan’s third film has opened well at the box office on Friday. The opening is better than his last release Main Tera Hero, which opened to average occupancy of around 35% for the morning shows. Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania is significantly better at 50%, with North Indian cities like New Delhi, Noida, Gurgaon, Chandigarh taking a solid 60% plus opening this morning.
The opening is good in the South too as ‘Mysore circuit’ cities like Bangalore and Mangalore have opened very well. Torrential rains in and around Maharashtra has affected business, especially in Mumbai city.
However, the good opening is restricted to multiplexes as single-screens have opened poorly.
The fact that Varun Dhawan, who has now established a strong youth fan base, is back with the banner that launched him (Dharma Productions) has helped the film take a good start. Alia Bhatt too is popular with the young audience.
Main Tera Hero, released on 2300 screens, collected Rs 6.21 crore on its opening day. Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania should do better, even though it has released on around 5-10% fewer number of screens.