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!



  • Really really great movie….i actually didn’t want it to end….felt sad when the credit started rolling :(….i could watch the combo of srk, sonu sood n others all day n night. dialogues were funny and on the top of that, they used lots of things that globally people know of and not just indians. this is how films should be made if we want to attract global audiences.

  • its my reply to mithaiwala i was busy in love when he commented- Yy mithaiwala: (October 3, 2014 at 8:41 pm)Sometimes when ever i take taxi or rickshaw, ialways ask the driver that “bhai, aap indicine ka user tu nhn hu” because i believe that one of them might be anand, navin, tiger and speacialy “yuvraj” because he just use the word middle class people just too much!!!will, even i belong to middle class family but i dont have any rickshaw :p
    @ mithai – i beleive in happiness to all funda thats y i am against globlization and global warming and i never use rikshaw for travel cuz i cant afford it. i have a bycycle i love to travel 0-20 km by my cycle so if u wanna meet me please ask to each and every cycle user- are u Yuvraj? after that may be u will get me.

  • critics response: good to average.
    audience response: fantastic.
    although I am an aamir fan first, I will watch it tomorrow. I have heard good things about the film from my friends. but i know it will not be a musterpiece like 3 Idiots. I dont expect also.

  • HNY is earning in two ways…..ticket price rs100 nd rs300 for leaving the theatres after interval….gud going hny!!!

  • @indicine, what is the screen count for HNY ? Since the length is bit more than other recent films, will it have huge impact on the # of shows screened per day?

  • Srk fans….. at the time of Kick, #krk is the best critic… Now, #krk is the worst critic…..DOUBLE STANDARD should have a limit.

  • HNY 1st day collections…..

    Trade- 30-32cr

    producer- 39-41cr

    afterall king is the founder of the circuit Manipulationpur(with jthj).

  • Yesterday @sahirHNYwale predicted that hny will collect more than 100cr within two days…..height of insanity of srk fans.

  • Bang Bang collected 11cr in it’s 3rd week..And India total is-178 cr and Worldwide gross 340 cr..6th highest all-time grosser..Blockbuster in overseas-80 cr..

  • @sachin11
    Are you the same guy who used to bash srk every time…If yes then how you changed …I mean sensible discussion on every article….I must say it neutral views..

  • Coming to the movie the movie is average (or above average) but have its moments.
    The dance training before Deepika’s entry were helarious.
    SRK superb as always. Abhishek and Boman were the show stealers.
    All the actors have been provided with good amount of screentime which is less observed in big star movies, kudos for that.
    30-40 minutes of post interval could have been edited to 15-20 minutes that would have kept the pace intact and would also have decreased the runtime substansially.
    But the climax have been able to hide that fact.
    The thing is that they cannot make a great hiest movie as it will not do superb business as was the case with don-2 so they chose the path of comedy.
    It felt like they were trying to make bollywood scary movie.
    The movie will do great business.

  • Its the best entertainer i hv seen in a long time. My rating for the movie is 4.5/5 . complete paisa wasool. I will watch it again for sure.

  • SRK’s dialogue in the final dance performance was the epic moment. I felt the goosebumps and the whole crowd in the hall applauded for that dialogue. The climax itself added a half star to the movie so i would give it 3 out of 5 stars.

  • Dhoom3 and Kick non-holiday release tha….HNY holiday release hain…so dhoom3 aur kick ke sath Hny ka compare maat karo….Dhoom3 ka record Srk kavi tod nehi sakta….Non holiday me release karne ki himmat Srk ka nehi hain….HNY Non holiday release hota to 25cr se jyada collection nehi karr sakta…..

  • my pridictions for 1sy day 38 crore.hearing that film is reporting 95 occupancy all over india from noon onwards but i think long lenght of film will hurt film in long run.film is getting mixed to negetive reviews from critics and very good to excellent from audiance

  • Just watched HNY. Lost my words. Full of Energy, Entertainment Passion, Patriotism, Musical Heist & High on Performances.

    SRK Stand Tall. Looking Refreshing, Excellent Power Pack Acting, Full of Energy, Funny & Expressions & How can For Get the Much Talked 8 Packs. Mindblowing Fantabulous.

    Deepika: Sexy Cute with full of expressions & fun. Excellent

    Sonu Sood: Dashing, Charming & Hot. Excellent

    Bhoman: Cute, Funny with Power Pack Performance

    Vivan: Welcome Lad to Bollywood

    Abhishek: Full of Entertainment & Fun Excellent

    4.5/5 is my Rating

    @Haters please stay away from HNY. U have to watch classics like Bang Bang, KICK, D-3, Jai Ho & Talash. Enjoy

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