Happy New Year Set For Second Highest Overseas Opening Ever
Happy New Year may take the second biggest opening ever in Overseas. The film will not beat Dhoom 3 which collected over $10 million but may edge past the second biggest opener Chennai Express which grossed $7.25 million approx.
The two day figures are around £400,000 in United Kingdon and $1,200,000 in US/Canada. The Gulf is looking at a weekend somewhere around the $2,5 million region. There are no holidays in Overseas in the Diwali period like Christmas and it is not as good as the Eid period especially in places lik UK and Gulf.
The weekend overseas should be over the $7 million mark mark but remains to be seen if it can to around $8 million.
Haha, India Today group (Aaj Tak etc.) picked up a twitter trend for their BO reporting
Happy New Year in the 100 crore club in just 60 hours?
If the Twitterati is to be believed, yes, Happy New Year has already crossed the 100 crore mark. An official confirmation, however, is yet to be released by trade pundits.
The Shah Rukh Khan starrer, which released on October 24, has apparently made it to the coveted 100 crore club in a time span of 60 hours, as the trend '#HNYFastest100CrIn60Hours' on Twitter would have us believe. The film had earned about 45 crores on its opening day, ranking it the highest first day grosser in the country.
Despite receiving mixed reviews from critics, audiences flocked to the theatres to catch the film. Apart from the film's original Hindi version, the Tamil and Telugu versions, too, are going strong at the Box Office, say trade experts. Happy New Year stars an ensemble cast that includes Deepika Padukone, Sonu Sood, Abhishek Bachchan, Boman Irani and Vivaan Shah, apart from SRK.
Happy New Year 3rd Day (Sunday) and 1st Weekend Collection Early Trends, Monstrous! Posted by ankur baruah
Happy New Year is heading for monstrous first weekend at box office as early trends of Sunday (3rd day) is coming in. Film started with bang in Morning shows with occupancy in the region of 70% specially in multiplexes across India. After that film picked up in Noon shows and sustained well through Afternoon and Evening with occupancy in the region of huge 80-85%. Film although registered drop in Night shows due to tomorrow being Monday which is pretty obvious. Still Night shows reported an occupancy in the region of around 65% which is again very good considering wide release.
Good start on Sunday Morning and further growth in Noon-Afternoon-Evening shows has ensured that HNY is heading for another huge day at box office. Even though film showed drop in Night shows, still there are places that performed exceedingly well in night time.
Occupancy Report for HNY Sunday Night Shows -
Delhi - 65-70% [90-95% N, 65% M] Gurgaon - 25-30% [85-90% N, 60% M] Mumbai - 55-60% [65-70% N, 85-90% M] Hyderabad - 95% [95-100% N, 85-90% M] Pune - 50-55% [70% N, 80-85% M] Lucknow - 90% [90-95% N, 45-50% M] Kanpur - 60-65% [90-95% N, 55-60% M]
Note: N = Noon, M = Morning.
Though it is too early to make any predictions just knowing the early trends. Plus we don't have the major single screen data across India yet. But looking at plexes trend and hoping that single screen holds well or even perform better, HNY Sunday collection are heading for over 30+ crore nett mark which is humongous again. Final number will mainly depend on how single screens have performed mainly in interiors. That means HNY first weekend collection is now heading for 108-110+ crore nett and that means HNY has smashed Dhoom 3 opening weekend record and setting new benchmark. If single screen reports of Sunday are better than Saturday than there are chances that 3rd day collection may come higher than day 2. www.addatoday.com/2014/10/happy-new-year-3rd-day-sunday-and-1st.html
Happy New Year will be in the same range as Saturday on Sunday with collections in that 28-30 crore nett range which is expected as wherever it was a holiday on Saturday the collections have not gone higher. The potential for growth was in the metros but they find it hard to add on Sunday anyway as night shows are weak.
The growth will probably come in places like East Punjab and West Bengal while most other areas will remain more or less the same with metros like Mumbai city and Bangalore down slightly.
The film will rake an extraordinary weekend though fall a little short of the 100 crore nett mark and to become that real big grosser the acid test will be Monday.
The Diwali period isn't like the Christmas one, so there are going to be drops. Big ones. I expect this film to hang to 15 - 12 range over the next 4 days. Anything lower would definitely be warning bells. There doesn't seem to be a problem with acceptance. At least that's the feeling I get so far. Once YRF puts up their numbers tomorrow, things would look better (though marginally compared to CE). I am expecting a 160 crore first week official, and 200 crore at end of 2nd week. Unless Gujarat performs it might be 250 max at this stage.
These are just estimates. Hopefully both days will be 30+ from later. I hope YRF will announce figures and there will be no jokes like what happened with Krish and Bang Bang.
I can expect 62 Hindi figure from Yash Raj , then weekend will be done.
It has to collect 15 on Moday, if not its not looking good.
But for now, its definitely doing well. So no need to panic. Still looks like a 200+ for me. Definitely D3 is out of range, because there are no holidays like that in next three weeks.
Overseas Dhoom 3 is out of range definitely. No holidays here like in December where people get winter vacation, Xmas vacation and New year season. No better date for overseas than that time. SRK's all releases fall behind to Xmas releases in overseas these days only due to this problem .No wonder why some are desperate to release movies only in Decemeber.
Happy New Year has collected around 35 crore on its third day at the domestic box office. The film took a record-breaking opening on Friday, but dropped by a little more than 25% on Saturday. On Sunday, business was about 15% higher throughout the day at most centres until late evening, night shows had lower occupancy. Happy New Year has done very well in the three main circuits Mumbai, Delhi/UP and East Punjab. The drops in Delhi were a little on the higher side on Saturday, compared to the other two circuits. Mysore circuit was strong on Friday, but collections came down on the following two days. Rajasthan was huge on Day 1, down on Saturday and up again on Sunday. The film has crossed the 100 crore mark and recorded the highest first weekend collections ever, but the acid test will come on Monday. The costs are high, and expectations of a blockbuster are even higher, so the film has to hold above the 15 crore mark if it has to do well in the long run. For those interested in a quick comparison – Dhoom 3 collected 36.22, 33.36, 38.03 = 107.61 cr in its first weekend. Kick collected 26.52, 27.15, 30.18 = 83.85 cr in 3 days. Happy New Year Weekend Collections Friday – 44.97 cr Saturday – 33 cr (approx) Sunday – 35 cr (approx) Weekend Total – 112.97 crore Note: These are early estimates, final collections will be published tomorrow.
Shah Rukh Khan's Diwali release Happy New Year seems to have joined the bandwagon of fastest 100 crore movies of Bollywood. According to a report on Koimoi.com, HNY collected approximately Rs 82.67 crore till early Saturday. And according to a Red Chillies press note, the film has managed to touch the coveted 100 crore mark over the weekend, grossing Rs 108.86 cr, with a break up of Rs. 104.10 cr in Hindi, Rs. 2.92 cr in Telugu and Rs. 1.84 cr in Tamil. These impressive statistics might get the film a place in the league of recent big releases like Bang Bang and Kick. Happy New Year is produced by SRK's Red Chillies and directed by Farah Khan, starring an ensemble cast of Deepika Padukone, Abhishek Bachchan, Sonu Sood, Boman Irani and Vivaan Shan.
The film set a new opening day record by collecting approximately around INR449 million (US$7.3 million) nett World-wide, according to Box Office India.  Of this opening day gross, INR426 million (US$6.9 million) are from Hindi version, INR14 million (US$230,000) are from Telugu version, INR9 million (US$150,000) are from Tamil version & INR51 million (US$830,000) were from Over-seas. Second day opening gross is INR450 million (US$7.3 million) world-wide of which INR400 million (US$6.5 million) in India and INR50 million (US$810,000) Over-seas which also set a record of highest second day gross. Third day gross is more than first & Second day gross because third day was Sunday. Third day gross is INR500 million (US$8.1 million) World-wide of which INR460 million (US$7.5 million) in India & INR40 million (US$650,000) Over-seas. Even though third day gross was more than first two days, it was less than 3rd day gross of other bollywood films. So, opening Week-end gross was not highest but third highest. Film collected INR1.49 billion (US$24 million) in first 3 days of which INR1.35 billion (US$22 million) are from India and INR14 billion (US$230 million) Over-seas.  Over-seas gross was mainly from United Arab Emirates because 40% of film was shooted in Dubai at Palm Islands.