Bollywood fans are spread far and wide and so are admirers of Shah Rukh Khan. The Box Office performance of 'Happy New Year' testifies the fact that SRK is a rage not just in Indian but in overseas too!
Since the 1990s, Shah Rukh Khan’s movies have been creating fireworks at the box office during Diwali festival. And the superstar’s latest “Happy New Year” (HNY) continued the trend by turning out to be a money-spinner. But King Khan rules out any superstition associated with the release date of his films.
If Bollywood offering "Happy New Year" collected a whopping Rs.44.97 crore on the first day, its Tamil and Telugu dubbed versions jointly raked in Rs.2.39 score on the opening day. It's said to be the highest collection for a dubbed Hindi film on the release day.
Despite being tagged as "mindless", "loud", "dumb", "pointless" and "exhausting", action thriller 'Bang Bang!' has emerged as a clear winner at the box office with business of Rs.27.54 crore on the first day with simultaneous release 'Haider' minting just Rs.6.14 crore.
Tamil exhibitors decision to shut down theatres Tuesday in solidarity with former Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalitha, who was jailed Saturday for corruption, will affect the box-office prospects of 'Jeeva' and 'Madras', say trade experts.
Sonam Kapoor and Pakistani sensation Fawad Khan-starrer 'Khoobsurat' might not have minted Rs.100 crore in a week, but the Shashanka Ghosh directorial has managed to earn a profit, thanks to positive word-of-mouth, says its co-producer.
Homi Adajania's English language Bollywood entertainer "Finding Fanny" registered an opening day collection of Rs.5.1 crore net across India. Its makers are confident the movie will do well over the weekend.