We have received tons of requests for this very comparison, between two of the biggest releases of 2014 – Salman Khan’s Kick which was released during Eid and Shahrukh Khan’s Happy New Year released during Diwali.
Both films opened well at the box office. Kick released on a working day during the Ramadan period, while Happy New Year released on a holiday after Diwali. Kick had one additional national holiday for Eid-ul-fitr on its first Tuesday and the following day (Wednesday) was also a holiday in several parts of the country.
Kick collected Rs 164.21 crore in its first week, while Happy New Year was around 7 crore short of the highest opening week of 2014. However, the Salman Khan starrer showed tremendous growth in its second weekend, with net business of Rs 34.01 cr, Happy New Year fell well short with just Rs 22.24 cr.
Happy New Year is likely to finish with lifetime business of around 210 crore.
|Day||KICK (will be updated)||Happy New Year (11 days collections only)|
|Preview||No Previews||No Previews|
|Day 1||26.52||44.97 (Diwali)|
|Day 3||30.18 (Sunday)||32.29 (Sunday)|
|Day 5||28.89 (Eid)||13.17|
|First Week||164.21 crores||157.57 crores|
|Day 10||14.17 (Sunday)||9.51 (Sunday)|
|Day 12||4.21||4.06 (holiday)|
|Day 14||3.80||3.51 (holiday)|
|Two Week Total||215.22 crores||193.44 crores|
|Three Week Total||13.91 crores|
|Till Fourth weekend||244.61|
|Lifetime Collections||233.6 crores||200.37 crores (19 days)|