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'Dhoom 3' Breaks Opening Day Records Around the World, Becomes First Bollywood Film to Post $1M Opening Day in North America on December 21, 2013

Dhoom 3 broke the box office record for the biggest opening day of a Bollywood release in North America with an astounding $1.075 million bow from 236 theaters. The previous record holder, Chennai Express, was unable to break the million-dollar mark in its debut with a $745k opening day. Dhoom 3 is therefore the first Indian film to ever take a $1 million opening day in North America.


Dhoom 3 broke the same record in the United Arab Emirates with a  $1.279 million opening day. The U.K. posted a $400k debut to becoming the highest non festival/holiday opener. Dhoom 3 enjoyed the highest opening day of all time for any film in Pakistan with $210k. The film broke the opening day record for a Bollywood release in Australia with a $172k bow, more than doubling previous record holder Jab Tak Hai Jaan's $77k debut.

 

Dhoom 3 was released day-and-date in India and 45 other territories aorund the world. An additional 10 territories will be added in 2014.

'Dhoom 3' Breaks Record for Widest Bollywood Release of All Time in North America on December 18, 2013

Dhoom 3 is set to receive the widest opening of all time for a Bollywood film in North America. The superhero film starring Aamir Khan is set to debut across 236 screens across the United States and Canada on December 20.

TOP STORIES: 'The Good Road' to Screen in L.A. on December 18, 2013

The Good Road, India’s Oscar submission, to screen in Los Angeles. [The Hollywood Reporter]

Shah Rukh Khan wants less division between commercial and art-house Indian cinema. [India West]

Bollywood sets its sights south. [Variety]

Forbes India looks at the country’s top power players. [Forbes India]

 

NEW TRAILER: 'Chander Pahar' on December 17, 2013

Chander Pahar will premiere in North America on January 10, 2013

Synopsis: Chander Pahar is the journey to the fabled, ‘Mountain Of The Moon', in search of gold and diamond mines, up against threats as vivid and varied as lurking snakes, pouncing lions, poisonous flora, the fury of an active volcano and a seemingly, almost supernatural mythical horror ‘The Bunyip' the guardian angel of the diamond cave. However, it is also the story of grit and determination, a story of following one's dream against all odds and emerging victorious, a story about a young lad called Shankar who, faced with the prospect of having to make a living as a factory worker in his impoverished village, bids farewell to his family in Keutia, rural Bengal, and through his aide Prasad Das Banopadhay, who happens to work for the Uganda railway head office, sets sail to the Dark Continent to work as the station master in Nakuru station, a dream come true for Shankar who has always envisioned himself as a expeditionary and holds interest in world geography and map reading. It is at this Nakuru station, where Shankar is faced with the consequences of Africa, ranging from bloodthirsty lions & aggressive Black Mambas. Shankar's true test begins when he rescues the Portuguese explorer Diego Alvarez and he tells the story of the ultimate adventure; a journey to the fabled ‘Mountain of the Moon'.

Starring: Dev Adhikari, Gerard Rudolf, Martin Cito Otto, Nabeel Khan, Paul Ditchfield, David James 

Director: Kamaleshwar Mukherjee

NEW TRAILER: 'Chander Pahar' on December 13, 2013

Chander Pahar will open in limited release across theaters in the United States on January 10, 2014.

Chander Pahar is the journey to the fabled, ‘Mountain Of The Moon’, in search of gold and diamond mines, up against threats as vivid and varied as lurking snakes, pouncing lions, poisonous flora, the fury of an active volcano and a seemingly, almost supernatural mythical horror ‘The Bunyip’ the guardian angel of the diamond cave. However, it is also the story of grit and determination, a story of following one’s dream against all odds and emerging victorious, a story about a young lad called Shankar who, faced with the prospect of having to make a living as a factory worker in his impoverished village, bids farewell to his family in Keutia, rural Bengal, and through his aide Prasad Das Banopadhay, who happens to work for the Uganda railway head office, sets sail to the Dark Continent to work as the station master in Nakuru station, a dream come true for Shankar who has always envisioned himself as a expeditionary and holds interest in world geography and map reading. It is at this Nakuru station, where Shankar is faced with the consequences of Africa, ranging from bloodthirsty lions & aggressive Black Mambas. Shankar’s true test begins when he rescues the Portuguese explorer Diego Alvarez and he tells the story of the ultimate adventure; a journey to the fabled ‘Mountain of the Moon’.


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