Housefull 3 box office collections have been the surprise package of 2016 as they reached heights no one had really expected even though the man with the golden touch, Akshay Kumrar was part of the cast and he has a knack of scoring Rs 100 cr club hits virtually at will.
That Housefull is a very successful franchise indicated a rising trend for the newest version too, but beyond that, scoring a Rs 100 cr hit was nowhere on the cards. The industry is definitely pleased as the year 2016 has not been the best on record and every surprise on the positive side is welcome.
Check out the Housefull 3 cash stats: Opening Day: Rs 15.21 cr; Opening Weekend: Rs 53.31 cr; End of Week 1: Rs 80.10 cr; End of Week 2: Rs 103.20 cr; Lifetime Collections: Rs 106.22 cr.
With Udta Punjab in theatres, Housefull 3 has faded from cinemas, but the fact remains, when all is said and done with the year 2016, this Akshay Kumar starrer will emerge as one of the top movies of the year. And that by itself will ensure that in the coming years, yet another edition of the franchise will hit theatres near you.
And why not, after all it has the pedigree. Check out the Housefull 2 box office collections: Opening Day: Rs 14 cr; Opening Weekend: Rs 42.50 cr; End of Week 1: Rs 64 cr; Lifetime Collections: Rs 106 cr. It was released on 6 April, 2012.
Of course, the common thread that runs through the franchise is Akshay Kumar and his presence is a must for any new venture. Even for Hosuefull 3, the critics had generally panned the comedy movie for falling flat, but still had praised his performance.