Happy New Year has opened very well in the overseas markets. The opening is the biggest of the year, ahead of Bang Bang, which is something that you expect from a film starring Shahrukh Khan.
From the number of screens that have been reported, Happy New Year has collected around Rs 7.5 crore in the United States of America and Canada, Rs 3.75 crore from United Kingdom, Rs 2.1 crore in Pakistan, Rs 1.7 crore from Australia and New Zealand, Rs 14 crore from UAE/GCC. The film has also fared fairly well in other overseas territories.
The worldwide gross of Happy New Year now stands at around Rs 133 crore till Saturday. The first weekend worldwide total should cross 190 crore and even touch 200 crore gross if the Sunday business from India and overseas exceed expectations.
Overall, a huge weekend all over. Not quite as good as Dhoom 3, which did outstanding business overseas even though it released during the dull pre-Christmas period overseas. But Dhoom was a brand and the second film in the series (starring Hrithik Roshan) also did very well. When the final overseas numbers come in, it will be the biggest overseas grosser for Shahrukh Khan bettering his previous release Chennai Express.
Happy New Year Overseas Box Office Collections Breakdown (all figures in Indian rupees)
- UAE/GCC – 14 crore
- USA / Canada – 7.5 crore
- UK – 3.75 crore
- Pakistan – 2.1 crore
- Australia and New Zealand – 1.7 crore
- India ‘gross’ collections – 104 crore (including entertainment taxes)
- Total worldwide gross – 133 crore