Opening Day Collection – Happy New Year Vs Dhoom 3 Vs Kick!

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.

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Bang Bang – Hit or Flop?

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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bang bang movie

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Box Office: Happy New Year Breaks Day 1 Record, Beats Dhoom 3!

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

Happy New Year movie

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Box Office: Record Breaking Opening For Happy New Year!

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

Happy New Year movie still

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Box Office: Very Good Advance Booking For Happy New Year!

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

Happy new year movie still

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Box Office: Haider Steady, Bang Bang Drops!

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

Haider Vs Bang Bang

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Box Office: Bang Bang Beats Jai Ho, Haider Is Steady!

Hrithik Roshan – Katrina kaif starer Bang Bang and Shahid Kapoor-Shraddha Kapoor starer Haider opened at the box office on October 2nd. After 6 days, both the movies are doing steady business at the box office.

Bang Bang has crossed 200 crore in gross collection globally in first 6 days! As for nett, collection, it has collected 119.80 crore nett in 6 days (it collected 10.31 crore nett on Tuesday). The movie crossed 100 crore mark in India in first 5 days. Right now, it’s the 3rd highest grosser of 2014 behind Kick & Singham Returns. Also, it beat Salman Khan’s Jai Ho & Akshay Kumar’s Holiday to take the 3rd position on the list. Since Tuesday was a non-Holiday, there was a significant drop in collections as expected. The chances are high for the movie to beat Ajay Devgn-Kareena Kapoor starer Singham Returns to become the 2nd biggest grosser of the year.

Bang Bang Vs Haider

Bang Bang Vs Haider

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Bang Bang Vs Haider – Who Won The Battle?

The big budget action flick Bang Bang starring Hrithik Roshan and Katrina Kaif got released on October 2nd. On the same day, another film, though not a biggie, got released – Shahid Kapoor & Shraddha Kapoor starer Haider, which is ace director Vishal Bharadwaj’s 3rd Shakespearan adaptation set in Kashmir. Bang Bang is the official remake of Hollywood hit ‘Knight and Day’ starring Tom Cruise & Cameron Diaz. Though these two movies are as different as chalk and cheese, their clash made huge news. Fans voted for Haider when we conducted a poll to find the audience favorite. Bang Bang is a crowd-pleaser with enough number of adrenalin pumping action sequences, whereas Haider is a film meant for class audience in the metros. Obviously, Bang Bang had an upper hand at the box office especially since it got released in 4200 screens in India (another 800 in overseas markets). At the same time, Haider had mere 1200 screens in India! So, everyone thought that Haider makers were not being smart to release their indie film with a biggie like Bang Bang.

Haider Vs Bang Bang

Haider Vs Bang Bang

 

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Box Office: Bang Bang To Cross 100 Crore In India On 5th Day!

Hrithik Roshan & Katrina Kaif starer Bang Bang is doing really well at the box office. The action film benefited big time with the strategic released date where it got 5 days long extended weekend, which is very rare! Despite having competition from Shahid Kapoor’s Haider, Bang Bang has managed to come up with a good total.It collected 94.13 crore nett in India in first 4 days (Thurs-Sunday)! Given Monday is also a Holiday (Bakrid), it is expected to easily cross the 100 crore mark on 5th day! As for the gross figure, it collected 134.47 crore in India after 4 days.

Bang Bang poster ft. Hrithik Roshan

Bang Bang poster ft. Hrithik Roshan

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Box Office: Bang Bang Is Hrithik Roshan’s Biggest Opener!

Hrithik Roshan – Katrina Kaif starer action flick Bang Bang has done excellent business at the Indian box office as expected. The movie is the official remake of Hollywood hit ‘Knight & Day’ starring Tom Cruise & Cameron Diaz. The movie collected 27.54 crores nett on Day 1 in India. It’s Hrithik Roshan’s biggest opener, beating Krrish 3 which had collected 24.25 crores on day 1. Bang Bang is also the 5th biggest opening day of all time. The first four positions belong to Dhoom 3, Chennai Express, Ek Tha Tiger & Singham Returns. Also, Bang Bang is the 2nd biggest opened in 2014 behind Ajay Devgn – Kareena Kapoor starer Singham Returns.

Though the reviews and word of mouth are not so encouraging, Bang Bang has done really well in all the circuits. It’s done exceptionally well in South Indian circuit. The movie has done huge business across multiplexes in the country. Same can’t be said about single screens as the response was poor in single screens. Bang Bang did best business in Delhi/UP, East Punjab and South India. Mumbai circuit wasn’t up to the mark as the Gujarat/Saurashtra belt didn’t perform well. The same goes for Rajasthan CP Berar and CI.

Bang Bang movie poster ft. Hrithik Roshan & Katrina Kaif

Bang Bang movie poster ft. Hrithik Roshan & Katrina Kaif

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