I don't think it was ever promoted as India's biggest movie. SRK did say he had a vision of making the biggest movie (budget wise) in a few interviews but that's it. It was promoted as a commercial entertainer (which it was) and everyone knew that and what to expect.
^^ Abhishek said - "SRK wanted to make India's biggest film, in terms of mounting and canvas"
Absolutely nothing false in that. They did achieve that. It was spectacular to look at - the wide angled shots were fantastic. Had a massive ensemble cast. The vision was definitely huge. The characters were fairly larger than life, but were still soulful.
HNY did amazing. 175-200 is the maximum limit a big movie can do with a decent WOM. More than that figure, rest simply depends on youth connection to the plot/action and extra holidays.
Every other movie don't have perfect release date like December end, where every one is free with back to back holidays, not only in India,but worldwide too.
People should understand diwalee releases at least don't have eid holidays in some sectors of overseas, forget about Xmas and New year. HNY made such awesome collection in overseas during full working, non holiday period with all the below average promos.
See also: List of highest-grossing Bollywood films
Happy New Year had a bumper opening on day one setting new record by collecting around INR400 million (US$6.5 million) nett, according to Box Office India, making it the first Bollywood film to reach the figure for a single day. The film witnessed a drop on Saturday when it earned INR285 million (US$4.6 million) nett and collections on Sunday were in the same range, taking the opening weekend to a record INR970 million (US$16 million) nett. The film grossed around INR1.75 billion (US$28 million) in its first weekend worldwide, the second highest opening for a Hindi film after Dhoom 3.
The film grossed around INR122.5 million (US$2.0 million) nett on its first Monday to take its total to INR1.09 billion (US$18 million) in four days. It earned INR110 million (US$1.8 million) nett on its first Tuesday as the film had a decent hold from Monday in a few circuits, taking its total to a huge INR1.20 billion (US$19 million) nett in five days. Happy New Year grossed a huge INR1.34 billion (US$22 million) nett in its first week. The film had a strong weekend and its all India collections were good on Monday and Tuesday but it fell on Wednesday. The film recorded all time figures in Gujarat beating Singham Returns, Kick and Dhoom 3. The huge first week gave the film a massive distributor share of INR770 million (US$12 million) approx. The film grossed INR2.45 billion (US$40 million) worldwide in its first week which is the 4th highest total ever behind Dhoom 3, Kick and Chennai Express. The Tamil and Telugu versions of the film grossed INR11 million (US$180,000) nett and INR26 million (US$420,000) nett respectively in first week.
Happy New Year had good collections on second Friday of around INR45 million (US$730,000) nett. The film showed huge growth on its second Saturday and Sunday to gross around INR67.5 million (US$1.1 million) nett and INR92.5 million (US$1.5 million) nett respectively. Happy New Year grossed around INR202.5 million (US$3.3 million) in second weekend to take its ten day total to INR1.54 billion (US$25 million) nett. The film grossed around INR30 million (US$490,000) nett on second Monday, INR40 million (US$650,000) nett on second Tuesday and INR27.5 million (US$450,000) nett on second Wednesday. Happy New Year grossed around INR353.8 million (US$5.7 million) nett in its second week to take its total to INR1.685 billion (US$27 million) nett. It grossed around INR45 million (US$730,000) nett over its third weekend to take its total to INR1.73 billion (US$28 million) nett. Happy New Year grossed around INR77.5 million (US$1.3 million) nett in week three taking its total to a little over INR1.76 billion (US$29 million) nett.
Box Office India declared Happy New Year a "Super Hit" and "the second biggest hit of 2014" in India.
Happy New Year recorded the second highest overseas opening weekend of all time with figures of $8.1 million (INR 498 million). The film had an all time record opening in the Gulf, Nepal, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Malaysia, Thailand, Hong Kong and Germany. In the opening weekend, the film grossed $2.9 million (INR 178 million) in the Gulf, $2 million (INR 123 million) in US/Canada, £570,000 (INR 56 million) in United Kingdom, Aus$380,000 (INR 20.5 million) in Australia and $600,000 (INR 37 million, PKR 62 million) in Pakistan. Happy New Year took the all time best ever opening for a Hindi film in Germany as it grossed $94,000 on its first day of release. Dhoom 3 had grossed $86,000 over the weekend and My Name Is Khan was $98,000 over the weekend.
Happy New Year collected $13 million (INR 798.6 million) internationally in first 10 days from its release. It grossed $15 million (INR 921.4 million) in international markets in less than three weeks.
BOI - 178 Cr ( SUPER HIT ) Koimoi - 203 Cr ( BLOCKBUSTER )
Another universally acknowledged super successful movie for our SRK...... After CE HNY is another super success for SRK in India.....What more proof does one need to establish that he is the true King of domestic as well as International market......SRK Rockxxxx
Seeing the figures I think that everybody who invested into HappyNewYear got his/her share of profit...so, it's a success (whatever you lable it) (and there will still be the DVD that will bring a lot of money ).
What counts for me: 1. I loved the movie, especially after repeated views...2. A loooot of people loved it too
Last Edit: Nov 26, 2014 8:07:50 GMT -8 by clochette
Box Office Collection: 'Happy New Year' Fails to take Shah Rukh Khan to Next Level
By Prakash Upadhyaya November 25, 2014 17:36 IST
Shah Rukh Khan starrer "Happy New Year", which was released for Diwali last month, may have become one of biggest hits at the box office in 2014, but the Hindi film failed to live up to expectations.
King Khan has a history of breaking his own record at the box office to create a new one. Film after film, Shah Rukh Khan's performance at collection centres has seen a rise in the past few years. Trade analysts were hoping that the actor would do the same with his latest film, "Happy New Year", and shatter the record of his last film "Chennai Express" in both domestic and international circuits. Unfortunately, the Hindi movie, after getting a fantastic start, failed to retain the momentum.
"Happy New Year" got the biggest opening of the year and it made ₹44.5 crore on the first day. In the next two days, Shah Rukh Khan's film continued to do good business and ended the first weekend with ₹108.86 crore. The spectacular opening made people pin high hopes on the film's performance at collection centres.
However, the film floundered in the following days and managed to earn only ₹157.57 crore by the end of its first week. The performance slowed down week after week and the film struggled to cross ₹200-crore mark in India.
Shah Rukh Khan registered his name in the elite 100-crore club with "Ra.One". His next movie "Don 2" performed well in international circuits and his next two films "Jab Tak Hai Jaan" and "Chennai Express" took him to new heights with the film bettering his earlier performances either at domestic box office or international circuits.
People were anticipating Shah Rukh Khan to continue this trend and beat "Chennai Express" records. But "Happy New Year" seems to be stuck after touching ₹200 crore, and crossing ₹210 crore seems to be a tough ask for this film now.
"Happy New Year" also failed to beat the life-time gross of "Chennai Express".
Find below the list of total business made by Shah Rukh Khan's last six films. It clearly shows that King Khan failed to beat his own standards this time. Maybe the bar was too high.
I am so sick of reading the word 'Fail' in any headline about HNY. It was a grand success, had an awesome response at the box office and danced into many people's hearts. Even if it didn't live up to some people's expectations and didn't beat all records (only some!), the negative associations of the word 'fail' used repeatedly are completely uncalled for. There are so many things it achieved - should we focus on the fact it 'failed' to cure cancer, feed the world's poor and bring world peace?
Wednesday 03 December 2014 12.00 IST Box Office India Trade Network
Q. What are the budgets of Kick, Happy New Year and PK?
Ans. Happy New Year is around 100 crore plus to release and produce but without Shahrukh Khan remuneration. PK will be 70-75 crore to produce and release but without the remunerations of Aamir and Rajkumar Hirani while Kick is 140 crore to release and produce all inclusive. All approx figures. M. Kannu
Q. Will Happy New Year release in China and Japan like Dhoom 3 did?
Ans. It may but next year. Japan will not be problem if it is to release but China has certain guidelines for foreign film releases. A. Ali
Although it went unnoticed at the time as GROSS figures were not compiled but is was a Shahrukh Khan film Happy New Year which started this 50 crore GBOC on opening day benchmark. This was followed by two films from Salman Khan and now the biggest of them all Raknikant is there also. This 50 crore figure is the one for any star who has any box office clout and so far only the three biggest stars in India have managed it.