HNY makes quickest Rs100 crore



New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS) Shah Rukh Khan continues to rule the hearts and box office. His latest offering “Happy New Year” (HNY) has minted Rs.108.86 crore – the biggest opening weekend that a movie has got at the box office in India.

Produced by Shah Rukh’s Red Chillies Entertainments Pvt. Ltd. (RCE), it raked in Rs.104.10 crore in Hindi, Rs.2.92 crore in Telugu dubbed version and Rs.1.84 crore in its Tamil dubbed version. HNY has become the highest opening weekend ranker in Indian films so far, read a statement.

“We are thrilled that after ‘Chennai Express’ had set a new record in 2013, ‘Happy New Year’ has set another new benchmark. We are grateful for the ongoing love and support of audience,” said Venky Mysore, CEO of RCE.

The heist drama also stars Deepika Padukone, Abhishek Bachchan, Jackie Shroff, Boman Irani, Sonu Sood and Vivaan Shah.

Gaurav Verma, chief revenue officer, RCE, said: “We are thankful to all our partners, exhibitors and especially YRF (Yash Raj Films) for helping us achieve this significant milestone.”

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