Not only has Shah Rukh Khan set a new record, he has ensured that 'Happy New Year' sets the bar higher, way higher in the stratosphere, at Rs 45 cr, with the 'Dhoom 3' gross on day 1 being Rs 36.22 crore.
That clearly indicates that Messrs Aamir Khan, Salman Khan, Hrithik Roshan, Ajay Devgn, Ranbir Kapoor et al will have to pull off a mission impossible of their own to overtake Shah Rukh Khan in the tussle for Bollywood supremacy.
Here are the dates and the box office collections on day 1 of the top 6 Bollywood movies:
1. Happy New Year, 24 Oct 2014, Rs 44.97 Cr
2. Dhoom 3, 20 Dec 2013, Rs 36.22 Cr
3. Chennai Express, 09 Aug 2013, Rs 33.12 Cr
4. Ek Tha Tiger, 15 Aug 2012, Rs 32.93 Cr
5. Singham Returns, 15 Aug 2014, Rs 32.09 Cr
6. Bang Bang!, 02 Oct 2014, Rs 27.54 Cr
Read movie review: Shah Rukh Khan's Happy New Year
Down with cold & fever. Cant smell a thing.not even the success. Can see itfeel itread itwaiting to smell it!! Thanx all for loving HNY— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) October 26, 2014