‘Sachin: A Billion Dreams’ scores high; ‘Hindi Medium’ and ‘Half Girlfriend’ fare well
The Hindi version of the docu-drama ‘Sachin: A Billion Dreams‘ which depicts the life of Indian cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar has done a good business at the box office, in its first weekend. The movie minted Rs 9 crore approximately on Sunday taking its three-day business to Rs 23.94 crore nett. The movie, which also released in English, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu has earned around Rs 3.75-4 crore nett. In spite of being a documentary, the movie has done really well. (Also Read: Full love for ‘Half Girlfriend’! Arjun Kapoor, Shraddha Kapoor and others celebrate film’s success)
The weekend is the sixth highest of 2017 and the fact that this is a docu-drama, makes this a winner already as these genre of movies are not usually the ones that cater to the masses. But, Sachin is an emotion that works across classes and masses alike, and that is what became the driving point for this one, on box office.
Talking about the second weekend business of ‘Half Girlfriend’ and ‘Hindi Medium’, the former has shown a huge drop as it collected Rs 4.75 crore nett in its second weekend. It’s a huge drop by 85% and the overall collection of the movie is Rs 50.75 crore nett. On the other hand, ‘Hindi Medium’ which started off with little low numbers picked up really well in the weekdays and did a really good business of Rs 10.85 crore nett on its second weekend, taking its total to Rs 34.10 crore approximately.