Dhoom 3 off to flying start, likely to break box office records set by 'Chennai Express', 'Krrish 3'

Written by FE Online | New Delhi | Updated: Dec 23 2013, 15:01pm hrs
Dhoom 3'Dhoom 3' just might be able to break the records set earlier this year by 'Chennai Express' and 'Krrish 3'.
'Dhoom 3', the much-awaited third film in Dhoom series starring Aamir Khan and Katrina Kaif, has got off to a fabulous start.

Dhoom 3's morning shows on Friday witnessed 95-100 per cent occupancy across the country. While some other successful films too have had a great start this year, reports suggest that 'Dhoom 3' has managed a never seen before advance booking rate in almost all territories, with even Sunday shows being sold to a 90 per cent occupancy.

According to reports, 'Dhoom: 3' is likely to enter the elite Rs 100 crore club over the weekend itself. The film just might be able to break the records set earlier this year by 'Chennai Express' and 'Krrish 3'.

'Dhoom: 3' has released across approximately 4,500 plus screens (including Tamil and Telugu versions).

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Directed by Vijay Krishna Acharya, Dhoom 3 stars Aamir Khan and Katrina Kaif in lead roles, while Abhishek Bachchan and Uday Chopra reprise their roles from the previous Dhoom films.

Records 'Dhoom 3' intends to break

2013 has been an exceptional year for the film industry, with new records being made and broken (Chennai Express Vs Krrish 3) and the audience has been treated to massive masala entertainers. While 'Chennai Express' and 'Krrish 3' were the last films to have set new records, the latest release 'Dhoom 3' isn't far behind.

With the stupendous opening and massive response that 'Dhoom 3' has received, we take a look at some of the records the film intends on breaking:

Opening Day (India): The record currently being held by the Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone starrer 'Chennai Express' for the Highest Opening Day collections stands at Rs. 33.1 crores.

Highest Single Day Collections (India): Another record established this year in terms of Highest Single Day collections is by the Hrithik Roshan starrer 'Krrish 3' that collected Rs. 35.91 crores.

Opening Weekend (India): Again 'Chennai Express' set a new record becoming the Highest Opening Weekend Grosser raking in Rs. 100.42 crores (counting paid previews).

First Week (India): On the other hand, the Highest First Week Collections record is held by 'Krrish 3' that collected Rs. 166.52 crores.

Highest Grosser of 2013 (India): 'Krrish 3' became the Highest Grosser of 2013 collecting Rs. 244.47 crores since its release.

All Time Highest Grosser (India): Krrish 3 is also the Highest Grossing film in the history of Bollywood collecting Rs. 244.47 crores.

All Time Highest Grosser (USA): Within the US market, Aamir Khan's '3 Idiots' holds the record of being the All Time Highest Grosser (USA) collecting USD 65,33,849.

All Time Highest Grosser (UK): 'My Name Is Khan' featuring Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol retains the record of being the All Time Highest Grosser (UK) with collections of Pounds 26,26,608.

Opening Weekend (USA): 'Chennai Express' that collected USD 24,16,513 is currently the Highest Opening Weekend Grosser in USA.

Opening Weekend (UK): 'My Name Is Khan' that collected Pounds 10,69,483 in its opening weekend is the Highest Opening Weekend Grosser in the UK.

Opening Week (USA): '3 Idiots' holds the title of being the Highest Opening Week Grosser in the USA with collections standing at USD 32,62,536.

Opening Week (UK): 'Chennai Express' that collected Pounds 13,68,967 reigns as the Highest Opening Week Grosser in the UK.