Theatrical Poster 'Gippi'
Theatrical Poster 'Gippi'Facebook

Teenage Drama "Gippi" produced by Karan Johar collected ₹3 crore in the opening weekend.

"Gippi "collected ₹1 crore on Saturday and ₹1.25 core on Sunday, summing up the total collections to ₹3 crore.

"#Gippi collected approx. ₹3 cr nett in its opening weekend. Breakup:- Fri 75 lacs, Sat 1 cr, Sun 1.25 cr," film critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted.

The film had opened to a poor response on the first day and had minted only ₹75 lakh. "Gippi" was released on limited screens only.

"Witnessed growth at metros. The film was released at limited screens [and limited shows] and keeping that factor in mind, the overall business is satisfactory" Taran wrote in Bollwood Hungama.

Despite garnering rave reviews "Gippi" could not draw a higher audience count to the screens. Giving the film a three and half star rating Taran wrote, ".....GIPPI is a credible take on the 'coming-of-age' variety of movies. This one's straight from the heart. Sweet, simple, emotionally engaging, heart-warming cinema!"

Karan Johar had earlier revealed that the film was a made on a modest budget.

"Honestly speaking, it's ('Gippi') going to be a new experience for all of us because Dharma has never made such a film. We hope this one proves Dharma can also do small-budget films, but at the same time films that have content," Karan Johar told IANS.

Directed by Sonam Nair the much hyped teenage drama stars Riya Vij, Taaha Shah and Divya Dutta in leads roles.

"Gippi" hit the screens on 10 May at the same time as Saif Ali Khan's zombie-comedy "Go Goa Gone" which also stars Kunal Khemu, Vir Das and Anand Tiwari. "Gippi" is facing tough competition from "Go Goa Gone" which had collected ₹12.80 crore in the opening weekend.