"Happy New Year" (HNY) has crushed the box office record of Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone's last release.
SRK-Deepika's "Chennai Express" had raked in around ₹156.7 crore (including paid preview) in the debut week, while "Happy New Year" minted ₹157.57 crore.
"Happy New Year" recorded the second highest opening week collection this year, after Salman Khan's "Kick" which brought in ₹164.09 crore. The musical heist drama has also grabbed the fourth position in the opening week list.
But Farah Khan's directorial film failed to beat "Dhoom 3" foremost week total, despite having a humongous start. "HNY" managed to beat the opening day and debut weekend total of Aamir Khan's "Dhoom 3", but the collection of the film declined during the weekdays.
In the top 10 list Aamir has one film (Dhoom 3), while Shah Rukh and Hrithik Roshan have two films "Chennai Express" and"Happy New Year" and "Krrish 3" and "Bang Bang" respectively.
Salman Khan is dominating the list with three films "Kick", "Ek Tha Tiger" and "Bodyguard".
Check out the list below:
|Movie||Release Date||Opening Week Earnings in Rs Crore|
|Dhoom 3||20 December, 2013||188.9|
|Krrish 3||1 November, 2013||166.52|
|Kick||25 July, 2014||164.09|
|Happy New Year||24 October, 2014||157.57|
|Chennai Express||9 August, 2013||156.70|
|Ek Tha Tiger||15 August, 2012||154.21|
|Bang Bang||2 October, 2014||135.45|
|Bodyguard||31 August, 2011||115|
|Singham Returns||15 August, 2014||112.59|
|Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani||31 May, 2013||107.61|
Apart from finishing the first week run, the film has also crossed the ₹200 crore mark at the worldwide box office. The combined total first weekend overseas income (₹49.8 crore) and first week domestic earnings (₹152.52 crore) stands at ₹202 crore.
It has become the third film of the year after "Kick" and "Bang Bang" to enter into the double century list at the worldwide box office.
The film is expected to continue its winning run at the box office in its second week as the new releases are not that popular to affect the business of Shah Rukh starrer.