We have already told you that Shahrukh Khan’s Happy New Year broke all the previous box office records yesterday! On day 1, it collected 44.97 crore nett in India! No other Bollywood movie ever crossed 40 crore mark in India and Happy New Year is the first movie to enter the elite 40 crore opening day club! However, being a Holiday (Diwali) helped the movie to come up with a great number. It beat Aamir Khan’s Dhoom 3 to claim the top spot.
Let’s compare Happy New Year with the releases of the other top box office stars – Salman Khan (Kick), Aamir Khan (Dhoom 3) & Hrithik Roshan (Bang Bang). Let’s also add Shahrukh Khan’s Chennai Express, which had a great opening day in 2013, to the table.
As we all know, Hrithik Roshan – Katrina Kaif starer action flick Bang Bang did stupendous business at the box office, as it is one of the top grossers of the year. Bang Bang collected 178 crore nett in India at the end of 3rd week! It collected additional 80 crores from the overseas markets, taking its total to 258 crore. As for worldwide gross (without deducting tax), the movie collected 335 crore. This action flick is still in the theaters despite the arrival of Shahrukh Khan’s Happy New Year. However, one doesn’t expect much improvement from its current position as of now.
So, it’s time to find out the fate of the movie. Is it a hit, flop, Superhit, blockbuster, average or a plus film? Well, we have the answers.
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Shahrukh Khan’s Happy New Year, directed by Farah Khan and co-starring Deepika Padukone, Abhishek Bachchan, Boman Irani & Sonu Sood, has smashed all the previous box office records in Bollywood! The movie has collected record breaking 44.97 crore on Friday! No other Bollywood movie has ever crossed the 40 crore mark before and Shahrukh Khan is the first to be part of the 40 crore opening day club!
Hindi version collected 42.62 crore whereas Telugu & Tamil versions collected 1.43 crore and 92 lacs respectively – says trade guru Taran Adarsh on twitter! It beat Aamir Khan’s Dhoom 3 (36.22 crore nett) & Salman Khan’s Kick (26.50 crore). Shahrukh Khan’s Chennai Express had collected 33.10 crore on day 1. With that, Shahrukh Khan takes a clear lead in the box office battle! Now all the eyes are Aamir Khan’s PK, which is expected to break all the previous records.
Happy New Year movie
Shahrukh Khan – Farah Khan team’s Happy New Year had a record breaking opening this morning in all the centers across the country. The opening is nothing less than earth shattering. Multiplexes had 95-100% opening during the morning shows. Single screens also witnessed a similar trend in all the circuits.
Initial reports suggest that Happy New Year is heading to a record breaking opening at the Indian box office. Chances are high for the movie to break the opening day record of Dhoom 3 (33 crore). The impression is that Happy New Year will collect more than 40 crores on the opening day! If it happens, it’s going to be the huge benchmark for Bollywood! Since the opening is very strong in all the circuits, this feat might not be a fantasy!
Happy New Year movie still
Farah Khan’s Happy New Year starring Shahrukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, Abhishek Bachchan, Boman Irani & Sonu Sood is getting released tomorrow across India. This mega Diwali release has registered very good advance booking across the country. Initial reports suggests that the advance booking is going strong everywhere. If the advance booking is any indication, Happy New Year might break few records, including the highest opening record held by Aamir Khan’s Dhoom 3.
Happy new year movie still
Check out the much awaited teaser trailer of PK, starring Aamir Khan and Anushka Sharma. This movie is directed by blockbuster director Rajkumar Hirani who made 3 Idiots, Munnabhai MBBS & Lagey Raho Munna Bhai. The movie has been in the making for more than 2 years and it is the most awaited release of the year. When Aamir Khan and Rajkumar Hirani came together in 2009, they made ’3 Idiots’, which broke all the previous box office records in India and overseas (it took many years to break the records set by 3 Idiots). So, expectations are obviously sky high! PK is scheduled for 19th December, 2014 release.
PK movie still ft. Aamir Khan & Anushka Sharma 01
Check out the much awaited trailer of Ajay Devgn, Sonakshi Sinha & Yami Gautam starer Action Jackson. This movie is directed by hit maker Prabhudheva, who made hits like R Rajkumar, Wanted, Rowdy Rathore etc. It’s a masala action film like his earlier works. Ajay Devgn plays an action hero once again after his 2014 hit ‘Singham Returns’.
Action jackson movie poster ft. Ajay Devgn, Sonakshi Sinha & Yami gautam 01
As we all know, Shahrukh Khan is one of the biggest Bollywood stars in Europe, especially in Germany. May be we have Salman Khan and Aamir Khan breaking domestic box office records every once in a while. But these two could never attain the popularity and acceptance of Shahrukh Khan in Europe (and it’s growing by the day). Why is that so? May be because of his romantic image. This gentle, shy superstar is a huge draw in most of the European countries including Germany, France, Austria etc. Shahrukh Khan’s Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham was dubbed in to German language and it played on German prime time TV. Surprisingly, the movie turned out to be a huge hit among German viewers. That was just the beginning. Germans love the family oriented, romantic and emotional story lines of Bollywood films, especially in Shahrukh Khan movies. However, Bollywood considers such kind of films a cliche now and those types of movies are fast becoming extinct. Shahrukh Khan is such a huge star in Germany that he shot his movie Don 2 in Germany!
Kal Ho Naa Ho German fans
Check out the much awaited trailer of Saif Ali Khan’s latest rom-com starring Ileana D’cruz, Govinda, Ranveer Sheroy & Kalki Koechlin. Preity Zinta and Kareena Kapoor make guest appearances in the film, which is scheduled for 21st November release. The movie is produced by Saif Ali Khan’s Illuminati Films. The movie has music by Sachin-Jigar.
Happy Ending poster ft. Saif Ali Khan, Govinda, Kali Koechlin, Ileana D’Cruz
On the 7th day of their release (Wednesday), Shahid Kapoor’s Haider and Hrithik Roshan’s Bang Bang continues to do well at the Indian box office. However, Bang Bang saw bigger drop compared to Haider on non-holiday weekdays. After a 5 days long holiday weekend, Bang Bang saw close to 60% drop from its Friday figure whereas Haider saw only 50% drop in the collection. Bang Bang further fell down on 7th day collecting 8.23 crore nett. With that, Bang Bang has collected 128.03 crore nett in India. The movie is fast approaching the 150 crore mark and it will be able to become the 2nd biggest grosser of 2014 beating Ajay Devgn-Kareena Kapoor starer Singham Returns (141 crore nett in India). Salman Khan’s Kick is the biggest grosser of the year collecting more than 200 crore nett in India (233 crore exactly).
Haider Vs Bang Bang