Shah Rukh Khan's "Happy New Year" ("HNY") has beaten the gross worldwide collections of Salman Khan's "Kick" and Hrithik Roshan's "Krrish 3."
"HNY", which entered the ₹200 crore club at the domestic box office, has witnessed slow-down in its business. The film has been minting less than a crore in its third week and its collections are expected to drop further due to the release of Ranveer Singh starrer "Kill Dil."
While the film is unlikely to beat "Kick" and "Krrish 3" domestic collections, it has managed to outperform these films in its overall collections (India and overseas), thanks to its impressive performance at the foreign markets.
"HNY" has grossed ₹379 crore and has surpassed "Kick" and Krrish 3" total collections, which amount to ₹377 crore and ₹374 crore, respectively, according to Koimoi.
The SRK starrer has taken the fourth spot in the list of Bollywood films with top worldwide earners. The first three spots are taken by Aamir Khan's "Dhoom 3" and "3 Idiots," as well as SRK's "Chennai Express."
Bollywood's top worldwide collection [figures from Koimoi]
Dhoom 3 – ₹542 crore
Chennai Express – ₹422 crore
3 Idiots – ₹395 crore
Happy New Year – ₹379 crore
Kick – ₹377 crore
Krrish 3 – ₹374 crore
Bang Bang – ₹340 crore
Ek Tha Tiger – ₹320 crore
Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani – ₹311 crore
Dabangg 2 – ₹265 crore
"HNY" is expected to surpass "3 Idiots" India collections soon, but it might be a difficult task to beat the film's worldwide figures. The SRK starrer is expected to end its business by end of the fourth weekend as it will be losing huge number of screens due to new releases.
The film has already emerged as big hit at the box office, though it has failed to beat SRK's "Chennai Express" collections. "HNY" has created several records, including the biggest opening and weekend opening.
It remains to be seen if upcoming "PK" will be able to surpass the film's collection and become Aamir's third project to enter the ₹200 crore club after "3 Idiots" and "Dhoom 3."