Happy New Year Box Office Update: First Day 4PM

Happy New Year has taken the best opening for a film released in 2014. The occupancy for the morning shows was better than other big openers like Singham Returns, Kick and Bang Bang. Happy New Year was also about 10-15% better than the second best opening this year.

The average all-India occupancy was around 80%, which is fantastic considering the fact that some shows opened very early in the morning. Due to the length of the film, shows started a little earlier than usual at some centres.

Amongst all the big films released this year, the opening of Kick was on par with trade expectations, Bang Bang and Jai Ho were below-the-mark and films like Singham Returns and Ek Villain did better than expected. Happy New Year falls in the Kick category, as the expectations were already very high which the film has live up to.

After a bumper opening, films like Bang Bang and Kick dipped due to Pre-Eid and Navratri period, but the decision to release Happy New Year a day after Diwali holiday seems to have worked. The film has held strongly in the noon, with all-India occupancy crossing 85%. It could go higher later in the day as the reports from theatres is very positive.

Happy New Year should record the highest opening day collections and could cross the 40 cr mark for the first time ever. The Tamil and Telugu versions have also opened very well, which will only add to the domestic (India) collections.

Box Office Update till 4PM. Stay tuned to Indicine for more updates!

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107 Comments

  • Ye to 300cr ki hai… :-) best family entertainer in recent time! Watch to get full on entertainment… U will love this one. :-)

  • This was bound to happen..after all it has everything going in its favour and time and again it has been proved that no one should ever undermine the pull that shahrukh khan has

  • hny release around 4700 screen in india. Hindi is releasing same like kick 4300 screen or little bit less overseas around 900 screen.
    40cr still I believe tough task.
    let’s see what happens…

  • Watched the movie , its superbly entertaining and complete paisa vasool film

    Srk is fantastic as Charlie and i must say he is d most secure superstar in bollywood who allows his team of other actors to shine as well , unlike some other smaller khans who try to hog the entire limelight in the film nd r undue credit-stealers .. Proud of u srk , u wer a true gem in hny

    @indicine , Yes abhishek deserves a special mention as he delivers gud performance very rarely whereas srk is excellent in whichever film he does .. So in hny srk being mindblowing was ‘business as usual’ for him

    Going to watch hny again on sunday wid family .. Go for it (4/5)

  • Won my heart. :-) went with some die hard SRK fans… I’m an Aamir admirer…not a SRK fan… Bt after watching his performance i’m his fan now. Jst MINDBLOWING.

  • Srk wanted first to hold the first day which he hasn’t had for like 7 years. So he released it after diwali.
    He should get the first day record but what after that. It will be the biggest under-performer of the year.
    Srk has done many mistakes in his career but his association with Farah is his biggest mistake ever.

  • As i said, 40+ cr. is definate. Could open even bigger, if the lenght of this movie remain less than 2 and half hrs. Anyhow, next two days will remain 30+ cr. level like chennai express and Dhoom 3. IMO, if the film is liked by general people, then sunday could be another 40+ cr. So, weekend will be 110+ cr. That will be huge, as i always say, lifetime depends of content but in HNY case, it will passed through 200+ cr. in worst case.

  • simply amazing.
    history on the making. with wom ranging from positive to excellent think sky is the limit now. great going team indiawaale
    @275 crore looks to be reality now. wow wow.
    @I am akn. love ur comments dude
    @www. ur reveiw video was often.
    @zeeshan. where r u bro. waiting for ur comments
    @arjun kapoor. ur review excellent. finally u have spoken sense bro
    @sahi. congos to u too

  • Happy New Year is a full on family entertainer with a MINDBLOWING SRK & BRILLIANT Abhishek.. :-) 8/10. Will watch again tomorrow. It’ll surely do huge 300cr in Ind.

  • Happy New Year is set for a record opening on day one beating the 32 crore nett figure set by Dhoom 3 last year. The film is releasing the day after Diwali which is the best day for collections The last time a universally record breaking was set was Ek Tha Tiger in 2012 and Happy New Year will be hoping for a repeat. The aim will be to set a new first day high in every circuit of India.

    The film is three hours long which does limit the shows per screen but the last two years have seen the longer films sustaining better be it Dhoom 3 to Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani to Bhaag Milkha Bhaag. A similar case can be expected from Happy New Year if content is accepted which will mean more records after the initial weekend.

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  • Awsum movie i watched it today in pakistan word of mouth is very positive now sky has no limits 275 plus for sure

  • Happy New Year has taken a bumper opening all over with collections around the 75-80% mark on average which is better than all the films released this year by a distance. The opening is universal across the board. The biggest holiday of the year gives the film that extra boost especially at the single screens. The Shahrukh Khan – Deepika Padukone pairing has now seen a record or near record opening everytime they have been paired together.

    The opening is extraordinary all over though Mumbai city can be called to be an out performer as it is rare to see shows at around 8.00am to be house full or near house full in multiplexes of Mumbai city. The city normally sees lower opening occupancies than cities like Delhi or Ahmedabad as it has a huge number of screenings.

    The release in terms of screens is the widest ever but in terms of shows it is possibly less than Kick due to the long runtime of the film. The film is around 30 minutes longer than Kick which means Kick was getting six shows per screen at some multiplexes while that would be impossible with Happy New Year unless with it is very odd timings. Happy New Year is on course to break records and with another holiday tomorrow and then Sunday to follow it not only gives it a big chance of a first day record but also a weekend record.

  • Hrithik Roshan ‏@iHrithik
    My friends r going 2 SOAR TODAY! @juniorbachchan @iamsrk @deepikapadukone @TheFarahKhan HappyNewYear is here 2 make US all very HAPPY!love!!

  • overall mixed response..
    real test from tomorrow onwards…
    tomorrow movie will not cross 30cr…
    my friends just watch Hollywood movie avenger age of ultron trailer. it’s awesome, mindblowing.
    I never seen this before such a trailer.
    no words just love it.
    and PK is beauty.
    absolutely love it both trailers.

  • when will indian audience watch films for entertainment or content.just because it’s a khan film every fool runs to the theatre.

  • no matter what we salman and other’s fan say if hny is good then it will earn money and heart. if this movie will be like rnbdj i also love to watch but if its like other srk movies, get ready to bash by me very badly cuz they say srk is actor but in darr when sunny give him drink to know th truth he didnt act like a drunked guy thats y i says srk is most over rated actor of indian cinema.

  • The average occupancies in the morning shows of releases this year are as follows.

    1. Happy New Year 75-80%
    2. Kick 60-65%
    3. Bang Bang 60-65%
    4. Ek Villain 60-65%
    5. Jai Ho 55-60%
    5. 2 States 55-60%

  • its not just a movie ! Its an experience .! Wohooo
    just had awesome entertainment for 3 hours in theatre
    dance whistle and goosebumps

  • Though not seen but the critics reviews are mixed, which I think today is trend with every big film. Will watch if the audience WOM is positive.

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