After Dhoom 3, Chennai Express, Krrish 3, Kick and 3 Idiots, Shah Rukh Khan-Deepika Padukone starrer Happy New Year has finally made an entry into the coveted 200 Crores Club, by the completion of 3rd Tuesday at the Domestic Box Office. However, it won’t be wrong to say that this feat has been achieved quite late by a film, which was expected to do much more business than it has currently made.
SRK’s last film Chennai Express, which also starred Deepika as the lead protagonist, had made a lifetime business of over 225 crores. Despite facing a screen crunch right from its second week with Akshay Kumar’s Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai Dobaara, the Rohit Shetty comic caper had achieved the 200 cr feat commendably. But the same couldn’t happen with SRK’s HNY. The film merely made a business of 75 lacs yesterday and stands at a domestic nett India total of 200.50 crores so far. Clearly, the pace has been slowed down moreover due to The Shaukeens.
Nevertheless, this is Shah Rukh and Deepika’s 2nd 200 crore film! The movie should end its business in this week itself or max till its 4th weekend. Also, due to the release of YRF’s Kill Dil starring Ranveer Singh, Parineeti Chopra, Govinda and Ali Zafar, Happy New Year will have to survive on a very less screens.
This Farah Khan directorial’s lifetime collections won’t be more than 203 crores nett. Watch this space for more.