Irrfan Khan’s sleeper hit ‘Hindi Medium’ has had a huge start in China, recording a first day opening close to $4 million.
The film’s opening day collected a staggering Rs 24.31 crore thereby surpassing the opening day collections of Salman Khan’s ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ (Rs 14.61 crore) and Aamir Khan’s ‘Dangal’ (Rs 12.99 crore) in the East Asian country. The film opened on around 18000 screens which is double of ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ and the screenings are even more than double.
Entertainment industry tracker Ramesh Bala shared the business figures on his Twitter account on Wednesday night. See his tweet right below:
#HindiMedium makes an excellent debut in #China Box office.
Day 1 Gross is $3.74 Million [₹ 24.31 Crs]
— Ramesh Bala, April 4, 2018
‘Hindi Medium’, starring Pakistani actress Saba Qamar opposite Irrfan, had turned out to be a sleeper hit at the domestic box-office with lifetime collections over Rs 70 crore. The film, directed by Saket Chaudhary, narrated the story of a couple from Chandni Chowk in Delhi who aspire to give their daughter the best education. In course of making it possible, they end up doing bizarrest of things. While their actions bring in a lot of laughter, they are thought-provoking at the same time
Dinesh Vijan, (Maddock Films) says, When a different culture enjoys content that’s deeply routed in our own culture, it’s exhilarating because it’s unexpected. And then it makes one realize how alike we all really are. Hindi Medium’s achievement in China truly celebrates the universal language of the film and that’s what I am so proud about.
‘Hindi Medium’, A Maddock films production, produced by Dinesh Vijan and Bhushan Kumar, received positive reviews from critics upon its release.