Dhoom 3 box office collections soar to over Rs 530 crore, Aamir Khan on cloud 9

Surging Dhoom 3 box office collections make it the first Indian film to gross Rs 500 crore and over.

Dhoom 3 box office collections are continuing to add to its kitty. As of the third week of the new year, Dhoom 3 has collected more than Rs 530 crore at the box office, making it the first Indian film to gross over Rs 500 crore worldwide.

The Aamir Khan-starrer rewrote Bollywood history with its gross box office collections touching never-before-heard numbers. The blockbuster had raked in Rs 500 crore by making Rs 351.29 crore in India and Rs 150.06 crore abroad, according to Yash Raj Films.

As per latest available figures, Dhoom 3 box office collections in India were Rs 282.80 crore net and Rs 367.64 crore (gross). According to trade analyst Taran Adarsh, the overseas collections of the film touched Rs 164.01 crore (gross). With this Dhoom 3’s box office overall gross collections add up to Rs 531.65 crore (gross), said Adarsh.

Dhoom 3 broke multiple box office collections records in India as well as overseas markets like United States, Australia, New Zealand and Pakistan.

Till Sunday, Dhoom 3 collections in US was $6,361,730 (Rs 39.16 crore), Canada 1,695,132 (Rs 10.43 crore), Australia 1,749,612 (Rs 9.48 crore), Germany ?79,468 (Rs 66.31 lakh), said Adarsh quoting Rentrak figures.

Dhoom 3 was 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 and made a fresh box office record by collecting Rs 244.92 crore.

In the first weekend in India, ‘Dhoom 3’, had 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 ha released in maximum number of screens for any Hindi film till date, be it in India or abroad.

?What Dhoom 3 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 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 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.

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First published on: 22-01-2014 at 16:39 IST