'Dhoom 3' box office collections at Rs 500 cr, first film in Bollywood to cross record mark

PTI Posted online: Tuesday, Jan 07, 2014 at 0000 hrs
New Delhi : Aamir Khan's 'Dhoom 3' box office collections have scripted history by becoming the first Bollywood film to gross Rs 500 crore across the world, Yash Raj Films claimed today.

The blockbuster, starring Aamir Khan, Katrina Kaif and Abhishek Bachchan, raked in Rs 500 crore by making Rs 351.29 crore in India and Rs 150.06 crore abroad, according to the production house.

It is the third instalment of 'Dhoom' series.

The movie was helmed by Vijay Krishna Acharya and produced by Aditya Chopra.

'Dhoom 3', saw Abhishek and Uday Chopra reprising their roles as Jai Dixit and Ali Akbar, respectively, while actors Aamir and Katrina were seen as the antagonist duo.

While analysts widely expected 'Dhoom 3' box office collections to surpass all records, the speed with which it has happened and the amount bagged has been a big surprise.

The movie has surpassed the previous highest-grossing Bollywood film "Chennai Express" starring Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone.