Aamir Khan’s PK was touted as the most awaited release of 2014 considering the fact that it marks the return of the successful team ‘Rajkumar Hirani & Aamir Khan’ after their 2009 blockbuster ’3 Idiots’. Also, Rajkumar Hirani was behind blockbusters ‘Munnabhai MBBS’ and ‘Lagey Raho Munnabhai’. So, PK was regarded as the biggest blockbuster of 20144. Did the movie manage to live up to these mammoth expectations?
Bollywood is a funny place.
Well, for the same film, we see 5 different collection figures from 5 different sources. It has been happening for ages and fans are tired of this. Whenever a big film gets released, noted trade guru Taran Adarsh posts collection figures on twitter. Many complain that the collection figures posted by him are fake. Boxofficeindia is one of the leading & trustworthy websites when it comes to checking collection figures. There is 10-20% difference in the collection figures posted by Taran Adarsh and boxofficeindia – always. Whom do we believe? Why is it so difficult for them to find out the actual collection figures?
Shahrukh Khan’s Happy New Year is the fastest to 100 crore mark in India! It took less than 3 days (one can say 60 hours) to cross the 100 crore mark in India. The movie has collected 108.86 crore in first 3 days in India (all 3 versions, Hindi, Tamil & Telugu). It beat the record of Aamir Khan’s Dhoom 3, which collected 107 crore nett in first 3 days.
Happy New Year day wise collection report (all 3 versions):
Shahrukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, Abhishek Bachchan, Boman Irani & Sonu Sood starer Diwali release Happy New Year is busy breaking new records every hour in India! Directed by Om Shanti Om director Farah Khan, Happy New Year is a comic heist film with plenty of dancing. It is the first Bollywood movie to cross the 40 crore mark on a single day collection figure. It beat movies like Aamir Khan’s Dhomm 3, Salman Khan’s Kick to have this amazing feat. The movie collected 44.97 crore nett in India on day 1, creating a new benchmark in the box office collection.
The movie continued to perform well on day 2 as well. According to initial reports, the movie has collected 38 crores on day 2 (we will update the actual figures later when we have them). With that, Happy New Year stands with a total of 82.97 crore nett in the domestic box office!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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).