Shah Rukh Khan's 'Happy New Year' box office collections push 'Dhoom 3' into No 2 spot

Written by FE Online | New Delhi | Updated: Oct 29 2014, 15:02pm hrs
Shah Rukh Khan HNYSuperstar Shah Rukh Khan's 'Happy New Year' box office collections raced to Rs 108.86 crore in the opening weekend, leaving Dhoom 3 behind to snatch the No. 1 position. (Bollywood Hungama)
Superstar Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone starrer 'Happy New Year' box office collections have crossed the coveted Rs 100 crore club mark within three just days, equalling Aamir Khan's 'Dhoom 3' record, but that is not where the story ends - there is more.

'Happy New Year' has gone one step ahead by garnering box office collections of Rs 108.86 crore in comparison to Aamir Khan's 'Dhoom 3' gross of Rs 107.61 crore.

According to trade analyst Taran Adarsh, 'Happy New Year' box office collections for the opening weekend in the domestic market have been pegged at Rs 104.10 crore (Hindi), Rs 2.92 crore (Telugu), Rs 1.84 crore (Tamil) with a grand total of Rs 108.86 crore.

As per Red Chillies Entertainment data, the Hindi version of 'Happy New Year' collected Rs 42.62 crore on Friday, Rs 30.42 crore on Saturday and Rs 31.06 crore on Sunday with total coming to Rs 104.10 crore.

This is Shah Rukh Khan and co-star Deepika Padukone's fifth film in the Rs 100 crore club, a must-achieve first target for every big film in Bollywood.

Earlier, Shah Rukh Khan's 'Chennai Express' and Hrithik Roshan's 'Krissh 3' were the fastest films to reach the 100 crore mark behind Dhoom 3, that is in just 4 days. This year, the first film to open the roster for the 100 crore club was the Salman Khan starrer 'Jai Ho' that crossed the Rs 100 cr mark in eight days. But the fastest entrants this year have been another Salman movie 'Kick' and Hrithik Roshan-Katrina Kaif starrer 'Bang Bang' and Ajay Devgn's 'Singham Returns'. All three films reached the mark in 5 days.

'Happy New Year' box office collections

Day 1 (Fri): Rs 44.97 crore (Hindi+Tamil+Telugu)

Day 2 (Sat): Rs 30.42 crore (Only Hindi)

Day 3 (Sun): Rs 31.06 crore (Only Hindi)

Grand Total (India): Rs 108.86 crore (all versions)/Rs 104.10 crore (Hindi)