TOP STORIES: 'Dhoom 3' Continues its Blockbuster Success Around the World on December 29, 2013

  • A look at the blockbuster success of Dhoom 3. [Indiewire]


'Dhoom 3' Collects Record-Breaking $58M Worldwide in First Week on December 28, 2013

Dhoom 3 took in a total of $58 million over its first full week of release at the global box office, setting the record for biggest opening week take of all time for a Bollywood release. 

A $40.95 million opening week tally in India combined with a superb $17.02 million from the rest of the world to set the new record at $57.97 million. 

The top 5 overseas territories for the film are:

North America

  • $5,755,000 (Highest opening ever for a Bollywood film)

United Arab Emirates

  • $4,293,000 (Highest opening ever for a Bollywood film, with only 6 day week as the film opened on Friday instead of the Traditional Thursday release)

United Kingdom

  • $2,490,000 (Highest opening ever for a Bollywood film)


  • $1,396,300 (Highest opening ever for a Bollywood film)


  • $1,171,800 (Highest opening ever for a Bollywood film)


TOP STORIES: How Many Sequels Are Left for the 'Dhoom' Franchise? on December 22, 2013

Are there any sequels left for the Dhoom franchise? [IBN Live]

Venezuela looks at Bollywood model to improve national film industry. [Business Standard]

Dhoom 3 pushes back Leo’s Wolf of Wall Street Indian premiere. [The Times of India]

'Dhoom 3' Breaks North American Bollywood Record with $3.3M Bow on December 22, 2013

Chennai Express set the record for the biggest Bollywood opener in North America after a $2.2 million bow in August.
That record was short lived. Dhoom 3 finished its first weekend in North America with $3.3 million.
Dhoom 3 roared into a record-breaking 236 theaters in North America this weekend, the widest release of all time for a Bollywood film in the market. The film became the first ever Bollywood release to gross $1 million in its first day and went on to easily break the opening weekend record previously set by Chennai Express with a margin above $1 million. 


'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.

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