Happy New Year has become 6th film of all time in Bollywood to cross 200 crore nett in India. Film is a huge grosser and 2nd biggest of the year. Film took box office by storm this Diwali festive season and did excellent business as expected. Many in trade expected it to touch or cross 250 mark also, but that is bit high and optimist expectation. Film may have underperformed for some of them, but still has done huge business and its party time for the makers and everyone who is involved with the film.
Film is a profitable venture for Makers and Distributors and everyone is happy and laughing their way to the bank. Film lifetime collection will wrap up around 205 crore nett and should cross 3 Idiots mark by then to be the 5th highest grosser of all time.
There is another big film PK is coming this Christmas and is expected to zoom past 200 crore nett. If that happens it will be gold fest for Bollywood in last quarter. Again many in trade are optimist that film is a serious contender to go past 250 crore nett mark also. Let's wait and see if that happens or not.
200 crore club in India -
1. Dhoom 3 (2013) - 282.4 crore nett.
2. Krrish 3 (2013) - 232.55 crore nett.
3. Kick (2014) - 230.4 crore nett.
4. Chennai Express - 220.52 crore nett.
5. 3 Idiots - 202.5 crore nett.
6. Happy New Year - 200.5* crore nett (approx for 21 days).