The year 2013 has closed on a high for the entertainment industry in India courtesy Dhoom 3 box office collections. An all-time high, in fact. Dhoom 3 has been shattering all records and setting new benchmarks with its box office collections reaching nearly Rs 400 crore (Rs 368.23 crore as of Monday).
The juggernaut-like journey of the Aamir Khan-starrer Dhoom 3 has already become the highest grosser of all time domestically by surpassing records set by Shah Rukh Khan's Chennai Express (Rs 208 crore) and yet another Aamir Khan hit movie, 3 Idiots (Rs 204 crore).
And this success is not just at the domestic box office, Dhoom 3 has been unstoppable in the international arena also. The film has broken all overseas records, emerging the highest grosser ever in several key markets like United States-Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
Dhoom 3, which hit the triple century mark in box office collections worldwide in only eight days, has bagged $21.58 million (Rs 133.57 crore) till Monday (December 30) in the overseas market alone. Dhoom 3's domestic box office collections as of Tuesday (December 31) stands at a phenomenal Rs 241.92 crore, which includes Rs 230.38 crore from Hindi and Rs 11.54 crore from Tamil and Telegu versions.
Film critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted: “Dhoom 3- All Languages (2nd Tuesday) Hindi Rs 7.09 crore, Tamil & Telugu Rs 0.17 crore, total Rs 7.26 crore, Grand Total: Rs 241.92 crore.
#Dhoom3 [Week 2]: Hindi ₹ 51.41 cr, Tamil & Telugu ₹ 1.53 cr. Total: Hindi ₹ 230.38 cr, Tamil & Telugu ₹ 11.54 cr. Grand total: ₹ 241.92 cr.— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) January 1, 2014
Dhoom 3 had completed its second week at the box office with collections of Rs 234.66 crore in India. (Week 2: Hindi Rs 44.32 crore, Tamil & Telugu Rs 1.36 crore; Total: Hindi Rs 223.29 crore, Tamil & Telugu Rs 11.37 crore. Grand total: Rs 234.66 crore)
Casting Aamir Khan, the low-key promotions, the sizzling Katrina Kaif effect and the coming together of Jai (Abhishek Bachchan) and Ali (Uday