Shah Rukh Khan’s ‘Happy New Year’ box office collections beat Salman Khan’s ‘Ek Tha Tiger’

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New Delhi | Updated: November 15, 2014 8:51 AM

Shah Rukh Khan-starrer 'Happy New Year' box office collections make happy entry into Rs 200 cr blockbuster club.

'Happy New Year' box office collections are now only behind Salman Khan's 'Kick' among the 2014 releases. (Bollywood Hungama)‘Happy New Year’ box office collections are now only behind Salman Khan’s ‘Kick’ among the 2014 releases. (Bollywood Hungama)

Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone starrer ‘Happy New Year’ box office collections have made a joyous entry into the Rs 200 crore blockbuster club. Though the film, into the third week since release, saw a fall in ticket collections to an all-time low of about Rs 75 lakh on Tuesday, the overall domestic business has been reported at over Rs 200 crore.

This makes ‘Happy New Year’ the 6th biggest all-time grosser in Bollywood, more than Salman Khan’s ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ at Rs 198.78 crore. The only Hindi movie with an A-list star cast that released this Diwali, ‘HNY’ will probably overtake lifetime collections of Aamir Khan-starrer ‘3 Idiots’, which made Rs 202.47 crore, but it is unlikely that SRK’s latest will manage to beat his earlier release ‘Chennai Express’ (Rs 227.13 crore).

‘Happy New Year’ box office collections now only behind Salman Khan’s ‘Kick’ (Rs 231.85 crore) among the 2014 releases.

The film, which raked in the moolah on craze and the hype that was generated in terms of promotions, publicity, smart planning, as well as timing, made Rs 100-plus crore within just three days of its release.

In terms of overseas business, the heist-dance extravaganza has been making good money because of the huge fan base of Shah Rukh Khan.

According to Koimoi, the just the film’s business in international market is over Rs 80 crore.

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