Shah Rukh Khan’s ‘Happy New Year’, riding on a box office collection that crossed Rs.200 crore and racing towards Rs.300 crore this weekend, has been roaring with success that the HNY team came together to release another dance to the song “Sharabi” that went viral but removed alter on allegations of copyrights violation.
With virtually no competition in Bollywood to the film’s race towards huge box office record, HNY first weekend collections crossed Rs.108 crore and in three more days, it crossed Rs.200 crore worldwide. In its first 4 days, the box office collections stand at gross Rs.230.85 crore, with Rs 178.35 crore in domestic collections and Rs 52.50 crore in overseas collections.
The box office record of Shah Rukh Khan’s film has already overtaken the first week record set by Aamir Khan’s “Dhoom 3” that released last year on christmas Eve and went to mint Rs.500 crore.
The opening record of the film at Rs.44.9 crore was the biggest box office collections on day one but on the second day or Saturday, it declined to Rs 31.60 crore and remained in the same range on Sunday at Rs 32.29 crore. In all, the first three days collected Rs. 108.86 crore in just three days at the domestic market.
But Monday proved disastrous with the earnings going as low as Rs. 15 crore and on Tuesday, it made Rs.13 crore making SRK criticise the negative reviews in media as major reason behind the sudden 50% fall in audience at about 6,000 screens all over the country and abroad.