The film is doing particularly well in the Delhi-UP-Punjab belt, with a lion’s share of the collection coming from North India. It’s the collections in Mumbai that have failed to show the expected spike, partly due to the torrential rains that often keep the viewers away from theatres and partly due to Riteish Deshmukh’s latest Marathi release Lai Bhaari which is pulling in the crowds.
To put things in perspective, Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania is Varun Dhawan’s best opening film and Alia Bhatt’s second best (second only to 2 States) as far as the first weekend figures go.
The film has an added advantage as there’s no big release to threaten it until Salman Khan’s Kick on July 25. This Friday would see the release of small-budget films like Hate Story 2, Pizza 3D and Amit Sahni Ki List.
Meanwhile, Sidharth Malhotra and Shraddha Kapoor’s Ek Villain stands at 103 crore net after 17 days.