‘Happy New Year’ enters 100 crore club in just 3 days


Happy New Year’ has set a new box-office record. The film became the fastest to enter 100 crore club. In just three days of its release, made under the direction of Farah Khan ‘Happy New Year’ crossed 100 crore.

In just two days, the film crossed 80 crore and in the third day, it crossed the whopping 100 crore benchmark. The film saw a drop of 20 to 25 percent on the second day due to festival but on the opening day, HNY made a massive business of 45 crores. The drop in the second day is speculated due to Bhai Dooj celebrated in various parts of India.

‘Happy New Year’ beats ‘Dhoom 3’ box-office record and set a new record. Shahrukh Khan, Deepika Padukonestarrer HNY also had an impressive business in the overseas. The film collected Rs 4.93 crore from only five circuits.

In Canada, ‘Happy New Year’ had a record breaking opening of Rs 2.23 crore. In UK-Ireland, the film earned 1.93 crore, Australia, 60 lakh, New Zealand 10 lakh and Malaysia 7 lakh. In Gulf region, ‘Happy New Year’ had a grand business due to huge Shahrukh Khan’s fans.

Made under the banner of Shahrukh Khan’s production house, Red Chilies Production, the film had a record-breaking opening at the box office in India.

"Red Chillies Entertainments (RCE) Pvt Ltd announced today (Saturday) that their latest release, Happy New Year had a record breaking opening in the Box Office in India. It has collected Rs. 44.97 Crs on the opening day. With 42.62 Crs in Hindi, 1.43 Crs in Telugu dub and 0.92 Crs in Tamil dub, HNY has become the highest opening day ranker in Indian films so far," according to a statement.

Venky Mysore, CEO of Red Chillies, is delighted with audience reaction.

"We are delighted that the audience across India has responded brilliantly and shown their support for a film that has been produced with a lot of passion and love," Mysore said.

Gaurav Verma, chief revenue officer at RCE, said that Yash Raj Films' distribution strategy was excellent.

"The partnership with YRF in developing our distribution strategy has been excellent and has contributed to the record-breaking opening," Verma said.

Released in around 5000 screens all over ‘Happy New Year’ stars Shahrukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, Abhishek Bachchan, Vivaan Shah, Boman Irani and Jackie Shroff in the lead. Shahrukh's another Diwali release strikes gold at the box-office.