Irrfan Khan has a release both in India and China this weekend. While we will get to see him on the big screen in Blackmail this Friday, China will be introduced to the actor tomorrow, when Hindi Medium releases. Thanks to Dangal, our neighbouring nation has become the go-to territory to increase box office outcome by leaps and bounds. The country has over 45000 screens, which means a lot of people watch movies there. In fact, moviegoers in China far exceed in number than in India. And we claim to be a movie-crazed nation! Aamir Khan has already made the nation crazy about Indian films and thus, Hindi Medium, too, is set to open to a good response. Pre-sale of tickets have already recorded $350k!
Ramesh Bala, Trade analyst reveals, "#Bollywood Sleeper Hit #HindiMedium releases in #China tomorrow.. During the #QingmingFestival holiday. . Adv Booking looks solid.. Day 1 already has $350K worth pre-sales.. Review ratings are looking good.. Hoping for the best!" Looks like Hindi Medium has managed to get a holiday release in China which it couldn't secure in India. It will definitely help the film post good numbers at the box office. Coming to the domestic market, Hindi Medium was one of the profitable films of the last year. Made at a budget of Rs 21 crore, the social drama went on to earn around Rs 70 crore at the box office. The film was also declared tax-free in many states of the country. The film was directed by Saket Chaudhary and was produced under the banner of Maddock films.
Irrfan has been diagnosed with a rare disease and is currently getting treated in UK. Salman, Shah Rukh and Aamir Khan are coming together to promote his film, Blackmail, in his absence.
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