The box office collection of Shah Rukh Khan starrer "Happy New Year, which has grossed above ₹360 crores worldwide, in Bangalore has finally slowed down. The Hindi movie's good run has almost come to an end in the Garden City.
"Happy New Year" was opened up to 290 shows in Bangalore. The Bollywood flick on the first day collected ₹2.31 crores from the Mysore region, which comprises of Bangalore, Mysore and a few other parts of Karnataka.
In the first weekend, "Happy New Year" had 750 shows in Bangalore alone in spite of facing a tough competition from Tamil movie "Kaththi" starring Vijay and Samantha. In the opening weekend, the Hindi movie earned more than ₹6 crores in the Mysore circuit.
After having the dream run, "Happy New Year" is now reduced to less than 50 shows in Bangalore. On an average, the occupancy, which was above 90% in the first weekend, has come down to 30 percent.
"The Shah Rukh Khan's movie got the biggest opening for a Hindi movie in Bangalore. The Bollywood film was overwhelmingly welcomed by Hindi and local audience. Thus, the movie had such a long run in the city," a theatre owner narrates about the success of "Happy New Year" at box office.
The theatre owner adds, "Usually, by 10 days after its release, the collection of a Hindi movie drops. In case of "Happy New Year", the Hindi flick almost ran well for three weeks. Presently, it is having about 45 shows in the city,"
As per the traders, "Happy New Year" has made more than ₹14 crores from the Mysore region and it shows that this is the biggest market for Bollywood in South India. The movie is distributed by Yash Raj Pal Films in this region.
Farah Khan directorial "Happy New Year" has made above 360 crores worldwide and in India it has just crossed 200-crore mark.