Dhoom 3 continue to rule with plus-Rs 500 crore in box office collections

Written by FE Online | New Delhi | Updated: Jan 17 2014, 14:01pm hrs
Aamir Khan'Aamir gave the industry?s first Rs 100 crore film in 'Ghajini', first Rs 200 crore in '3 Idiots' and 'Dhoom 3' has a very bright chance to earn Rs 300 crore,' points out trade analyst.
Dhoom 3 box office collections continue to rule the charts for the third consecutive weeks. Last week, the Aamir Khan-starrer rewrote Bollywood history with its gross box office collections touching never heard of numbers with figures released by Yash Raj Film showing a plus-Rs 500 crore worldwide figure, a first for an Indian film.

The blockbuster raked in Rs 500 crore by making Rs 351.29 crore in India and Rs 150.06 crore abroad, according to the production house.

Dhoom 3, has also broken multiple box office collections records in India as well as overseas and continues to do so.

Dhoom 3's overseas collections has gone up to nearly Rs 160 crore this week. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted #Dhoom3 3-week Overseas total: $ 25.78 million [₹ 159.74 cr].

According to Adarsh, Dhoom 3 has collected Rs 277.73 crore in domestic box office collections till Thursday (Jan 9).

According to according to distributor Sunny Khanna, The film is going strong in its third weekend too. The Hindi version earned Rs 3.03 crore on Friday, Rs 3.89 crore on Saturday, and Rs 5.57 crore on Sunday. Whereas the Tamil and Telugu version earned Rs 11 lakh on Friday, Rs 13 lakh on Saturday and Rs 18 lakh on Sunday.

If new releases falter in the next week, then Dhoom 3 will create a new benchmark at the box office and may even earn Rs 290-300 crore in net domestic box office collections alone, he added.

Dhoom3, which has already collected more than Rs 270 crore in record time and still running successfully in the theatres has been the highest grosser of 2013.

During the year gone by Shah Rukh Khan's Chennai Express had managed to break the record of 3 Idiots by collecting Rs 227.13 crore. But Krrish 3 pushed the envelope further in following few weeks and made newer box office record by collecting Rs. 244.92 crore.

In the first weekend in India, 'Dhoom 3', has collected Rs 189 crore approx, from Hindi, Tamil and Telugu versions (Rs 19 crore from regional sectors). Taking into account the Hindi version, it managed to garner around Rs 170 crore, which is way higher than 'Chennai Express' which had made Rs 139 crore.

In its second weekend, Dhoom 3 had earned Rs 65 crore in box office collections in India, beating the past record of Rs 56 crore set once again by the Aamir Khan-starrer, 3 Idiots. In the third weekend, the film earned Rs 12.91 crore in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu, thus taking the total to Rs 270 crore net, making it the highest grossing film in the history of Indian Cinema.

The third installment in the Dhoom series has released in maximum number of screens for any Hindi film till date, be it in India or abroad.

Dhoom 3 is doing extremely well, and the kind of business it has done so far is unheard of. It is the fastest film to reach Rs 100 crore and was even faster to enter the Rs 200 crore club. Mind you, Aamir gave the industrys first Rs 100 crore film in 'Ghajini', first Rs 200 crore in '3 Idiots' and 'Dhoom 3' has a very bright chance to earn Rs 300 crore," points out trade analyst Komal Nahata.

Casting Aamir Khan, the low-key promotions, the sizzling Katrina Kaif effect and the coming together of Jai (Abhishek Bachchan) and Ali (Uday Chopra) made Dhoom 3 one of the most talked about films, thus leading to immense anticipation that finally saw huge box office collections filter into the coffers.