Dhoom:3 blasts records worldwide
By Kevin Ma
Sat, 28 December 2013, 16:40 PM (HKT)
Indian blockbuster Dhoom:3 धूम ３ has smashed box office records around the world in its first week.
One of the most expensive Indian films ever made, and the first domestic film to be released on Indian IMAX screens, the heist film made ₹245 crore (US$40.9 million) in India and US$17 million overseas for a total of US$58 million in it's first week.
The film broke first-week records for a Bollywood film in all five of its top overseas markets: North America (US$5.76 million), UAE (US$4.29 million), United Kingdom (US$2.49 million), Australia (US$1.5 million) and Pakistan (US$1.17 million).
In Pakistan, Dhoom:3 beat local film Waar وار for the best opening weekend gross in local box office history.
The third film in the franchise, Dhoom:3 stars Bollywood superstar Aamir KHAN as a circus performer out to bring down the bank that killed his father. Abhishek BACHCHAN co-stars as the Indian cop called in to stop him.
A large portion of the film was shot on location in Chicago.