Shah Rukh Khan's "Happy New Year" ("HNY") is inching towards the ₹200 crore mark at the domestic box office. The film has minted ₹1.80 crore on third Saturday, 8 November, and its 16-day collections stand at ₹196.30 crore, according to reports.
If the Shah Rukh starrer continues to perform the same way on Sunday, it is unlikely to cross the ₹200 crore mark at the end of the third weekend. The film is expected to enter the club by Monday or Tuesday.
If "Happy New Year" enter the ₹200 crore club, it will join other big films like "Chennai Express," "Kick," "Dhoom 3," "Krrish 3" and "3 Idiots." It will be SRK's second film after "HNY" to enter the club next to "Chennai Express."
"HNY" released in around 6,000 screens on 24 October and took grand openings at the box office. The SRK starrer managed to enter the ₹100 crore club in just three days. The film continued to perform well and raked in grand collections. It has reportedly grossed over ₹350 crore at the worldwide box office.
Although the film's collections have dropped in the coming days, it has managed to hold well on to good number of screens and remain steady at the box office. The film is currently running in 800-900 screens and is managing to pull in crowds at multiplexes despite the release of new films like "The Shaukeens," Koimoi website stated.
"HNY" is likely to rule the box office next week as new releases, "The Shaukeens" and "Rang Rasiya", are unlikely to pose competition to the SRK starrer. The film will soon surpass "3 Idiots" collections, which amounts to over ₹202 crore, by next week. The film has already emerged as a big hit and has turned out to be the second highest grossing film of 2014 after Salman Khan's "Kick." It remains to be seen if the SRK starrer beats "Kick."
Considering the current scenario, it is unlikely that the film will surpass "Kick" collections, which is over ₹231 crore. With several new films like "PK" and "Action Jackson" gearing up for release, it will be difficult for "HNY" to surpass "Kick" collections.