Shah Rukh Khan's "Happy New Year" has shattered the records of Aamir Khan's "Dhoom 3" again at the domestic box office. "Happy New Year" had a solid opening weekend in India.
The musical heist drama directed by Farah Khan became the fastest film to earn ₹108.86 crore in just three days of its release. "Dhoom 3", the highest grosser film, had earned ₹107.61 crore in its opening weekend, but "Happy New Year" has shattered the film's record.
"#HappyNewYear has a record-breaking *opening weekend* in India. Collects ₹ 108.86 cr [Hindi + Telugu + Tamil]," trade analysts Taran Adarsh tweeted.
"#HappyNewYear opening weekend biz: Hindi - ₹104.10 cr, Telugu - ₹2.92 cr, Tamil - ₹1.84 cr. Grand total: ₹ 108.86 cr. India biz."
"Happy New Year" had one of the widest release in Indian as well as overseas markets. The film had earned a record breaking amount on first day due to holiday and also due to the huge hype.
But the collection dropped on second day by 20 to 25 percent and on third also it earned in the same range. The film was expected to show growth on Sunday, but it failed to do so.
Mumbai circuit contributed the highest income in the opening weekend collection earning more than ₹32 crore, according to Box Office India.
But the collection from the rest of the circuits in India were in the same range as "Dhoom 3".
Overall, the opening weekend total could have been better if Sunday's income had shown a better movement.
Farah's musical heist drama features SRK, Deepika Padukone, Abhishek Bachchan, Sonu Sood, Boman Irani, Vivaan Shah and Jackie Shroff in key roles. The film was released during Diwali period, which is said to be Shah Rukh's lucky period.
But when asked the same SRK replied saying he is not superstitious and releasing a film during Diwali has got nothing to do with lucky period.
Shah Rukh told IANS.
"You get that extra benefit of a day off...I am lucky. The movies (that released during Diwali) have done well, but I am not superstitious like that. Any day is good if I get a good holiday."