Over the weekend gone by, NEW YORK completed 50 days at the box office. This makes it third consecutive success for Yash Raj Films after BACHNA AE HASEENO and RAB NE BANA DI JODI (if one keeps ROADSIDE ROMEO aside).
In its last seven weeks, NEW YORK has netted over 46 crores just in India, hence earning itself a bona fide HIT box office status. The film has managed to sustain itself over a period of time in spite of the fact that there has been record breaking opening by films like KAMBAKKHT ISHQ and LOVE AAJ KAL which ate away a major share of business over the weekends that they released. Still, it is immense audience appreciation and terrific critical acclaim that the film received that made NEW YORK sail smooth in spite of such huge competition.
Also, unlike so many films that have done maximum business in the first weekend and have only tapered down as weeks have progressed, NEW YORK has taken nominal drops and stayed on to gain consistent moolah from the box office.
The film has managed to help everyone associated with it. While John is finally being taken seriously as an actor, Neil Nitin Mukesh can afford to smile again after leaving the disappointment of AA DEKHEN ZARA behind. Katrina Kaif has continued with her golden run and is now being acknowledged for things that are much beyond her smile. And as for director Kabir Khan, he has already moved on.
''Well yes, NEW YORK succeeding at the box office was quite reassuring. It made us all feel that we were doing something right. Currently I am looking at finalizing the subject for my next and the decision on that should be coming soon. I will be casting for the film only when the story and script is locked'', says Kabir whose next would again be for Yash Raj Films.