New Delhi- Aamir Khan-starrer “Dhoom: 3” has grossed Rs.107.61 crore in the first three days of its release and the collection of the sleek action thriller includes earnings from the Tamil and Telugu versions. Trade pundits predict that it will amass Rs.250 crore by the end of this week.
“Dhoom: 3”, which came out Dec 20 on about 4,000 screens, earned Rs.36.22 crore on the first day, followed by a slow Rs.33.36 crore on Saturday. It minted Rs.38.09 on Sunday, an official statement said.
Directed by Vijay Krishna Acharya, the third instalment of Yash Raj Films’ popular “Dhoom” franchise opened to mixed reviews. The movie, which also features Abhishek Bachchan, Uday Chopra and Katrina Kaif, is expected to get more footfalls in the coming week, thanks to Christmas and New Year holidays.
“The movie is still doing good business. Dec 25 is Christmas, so the demand for the tickets is more. But the movie is doing well on weekdays too. It surely has the potential to cross Rs.250 crore this week,” Rajesh Thadani of Multimedia Combines told IANS.
Spice Cinemas Delhi has already booked 4,000 tickets for Christmas.
“The movie has done really well and is expected to do good business in the coming weeks as well. For Dec 25 alone we have sold 4,000 tickets that means we have already sold 50 percent of our tickets as our capacity is of 8,000,” said Punit Sahay, senior manager programming, Spice Cinemas.
Advance booking is certainly encouraging.
“For 26th we have sold 1,500 tickets in advance booking. The schedule from Friday onwards will be released tomorrow (Tuesday), so the status of advance booking can be known then. But, it’s expected that the movie will earn Rs.250 crore in the first two weeks,” Sahay added.
“Dhoom: 3” won’t face any big competition at the box office till “Dedh Ishqiya” comes out on Jan 10, next year.