Indian box-office can be so pleasantly unpredictable, and at times from the most unexpected quarters!
Well, obviously we are talking about T-Series’ Irrfan Khan starrer, HINDI MEDIUM, which released in the wake of BAAHUBALI 2 cyclone (still on!) and against a mighty opponent like HALF GIRLFRIEND, which comes from the EK VILLAIN team of Balaji Motion Pictures, director Mohit Suri and actress Shraddha Kapoor.
However, while HALF GIRLFRIEND has just about managed to cross the 51 crore figure (after a 48.50 crore week) HINDI MEDIUM has built on a reasonable opening week (24 crore) and touched the 35 crore mark, both after the second weekend!
Even in the overseas, HINDI MEDIUM has grossed $1.5m and narrowed the gap with HALF GIRLFRIEND which managed $2.1m, after the second weekend. In fact HINDI MEDIUM has overtaken HALF GIRLFRIEND in the US.
What it basically means is that HINDI MEDIUM, which is already a clean success, is on way to a clean hit status.