'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)


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'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.

'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.

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