Updated on Monday
Happy New Year has collected around 32 crore on its third day at the domestic box office. The film took a record-breaking opening on Friday, but dropped by a little more than 25% on Saturday.
On Sunday, business was about 15% higher throughout the day at most centres until late evening, night shows had lower occupancy.
Happy New Year has done very well in the three main circuits Mumbai, Delhi/UP and East Punjab. The drops in Delhi were a little on the higher side on Saturday, compared to the other two circuits. Mysore circuit was strong on Friday, but collections came down on the following two days. Rajasthan was huge on Day 1, down on Saturday and up again on Sunday.
The film has crossed the 100 crore mark and recorded the highest first weekend collections ever, but the acid test will come on Monday. The costs are high, and expectations of a blockbuster are even higher, so the film has to hold above the 15 crore mark if it has to do well in the long run.
For those interested in a quick comparison – Dhoom 3 collected 36.22, 33.36, 38.03 = 107.61 cr in its first weekend. Kick collected 26.52, 27.15, 30.18 = 83.85 cr in 3 days.
Happy New Year Weekend Collections
- Friday – 44.97 cr
- Saturday – 31.6 cr
- Sunday – 32.29 cr
- Weekend Total – 108.86 cr