Arjun Kapoor’s Half Girlfriend has earned more than the lifetime collection of OK Jaanu, Rangoon and Commando 2 in just 3 days!
Half Girlfriend has struck a chord with the audience and how. Given the urban feel of the film, it was bound to find takers in the younger audience and it did just that. The college life and the struggle for keeping your first love close to you is something everyone identifies with. Guess that made the film earn so well at the box office. In three days, Half Girlfriend has earned Rs 32.04 crore and by doing that it has amassed more than the lifetime collection of films like Rangoon, Ok Jaanu and Commando 2.
Ok Jaanu which released last January also had the same urban story feel. It was thus expected to work well with the young masses. But they weren’t too interested in the film. In its entire run, the film could only earn Rs 23.64 crore at the box office. Shahid Kapoor’s Rangoon was the big budget disappointment that Bollywood had to bear in 2017. The trailer of the film had made everyone very interested and so did Shahid and Kangana Ranaut’s chemistry. The fact that Saif Ali Khan, Kareena Kapoor Khan’s husband, was working with her ex Shahid Kapoor also gave film a lot of buzz but thanks to a shoddy script, the film failed. It could only earn Rs 20.68 crore in its entire run at the box office. Even Commando 2 did better business than Rangoon but could earn only Rs 25.09 crore.
Half Girlfriend’s appeal to the youth has become the major gainer for it. Plus the songs picked up well especially Phir bhi tumko chahunga by Arijit Singh. The fresh pairing of Arjun and Shraddha also got a big thumbs up from everyone. It definitely is good news for Shraddha who seem to be having a rough time at the box office lately with Rock On 2 and Ok Jaanu tanking at the box office.