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‘Happy New Year’ races to Rs1 billion club
October 27, 2014, 2:48 pm

Shah Rukh Khan continues to rule the hearts and box office. His latest offering Happy New Year (HNY) has earned Rs1.08 billion — the biggest opening weekend that a movie has got at the box office in India. Produced by Khan’s Red Chillies Entertainments Pvt. Ltd. (RCE), it made Rs1.04 billion in Hindi, Rs29.2 million from the Telugu dubbed version and Rs18.4 million from the 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 love and support of the 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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