"Happy New Year" (HNY) movie starring Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone has become the third highest grosser, beating Ajay Devgn's "Singham Returns".
In its four-week run, "Singham Returns" made an income of about ₹140.62 crores. However, "Happy New Year" has shattered Devgn's film's lifetime record within six days of its release.
SRK-Deepika's "Happy New Year", which was released in around 5000 screens, has been going steady at the box office during weekdays.
The film has been going steady at the overseas box office as well. Till Wednesday the film earned ₹27.5 crore from overseas market. The film had a record breaking opening weekend in the gulf region.
The film has got the biggest opening from UAE-GCC, Sri Lanka , South Africa and Malaysia box office. The opening weekend overseas total of the film stands at 49.8 crore (USD 8.1 million), according to Bollywood Hungama.
Here is the breakup of the worldwide collections of "Happy New Year"
North America (US and Canada): Till 29 October, "HNY" minted ₹15.06 crore.
UK-Ireland: The film raked in ₹8.37 crore
UAE-GCC: Till opening weekend, it minted around ₹17.81 crore
Australia: It fared in ₹2.71 crore
New Zealand and Malaysia: It fared in ₹1.08 crore from New Zealand and ₹37 lakh from Malaysia as of 29 October.
Meanwhile, the director of the film Farah Khan is elated with the success of her film. The director in an interview with IANS said that the trade analysts are shocked.
"We knew it would do well because it has Shah Rukh, Deepika and me. It's a big movie. The songs were doing well; there was great energy and positive buzz about it. We knew it would get a big opening, but this big! Nobody knew even the trade experts are in shock I think," Farah said.
The director said that each member of the cast will throw a party at their residence to celebrate the success of the film. The film's cast also includes Sonu Sood, Abhishek Bachchan, Boman Irani, Vivaan Shah and Jackie Shroff.
"We will be having a party at my house and each member of the cast will rotate the party. We are quite a few of us, so I think we will be celebrating for a week atleast," she said.