Vijay Krishna Acharya's latest directorial venture Dhoom 3 has not only stormed the Indian Box Office, but also set international markets on fire. The Aamir Khan, Katrina Kaif, Abhishek Bachchan and Uday Chopra starrer has done fantabulous business at the Overseas Box Office in the first weekend. In the international markets, the action thriller has smashed all records of Shahrukh Khan's Chennai Express, which was the highest grosser in opening weekend in all the foreign countries.
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Chennai Express, which released on August 9, had collected Rs 14.82 crores ($24,16,513) from 196 screens in America and Canada in its opening weekend. Whereas Dhoom 3 has beaten its both records in screen count and collection. The Aditya Chopra-produced film has collected Rs 21.26 crores nett ($3,435,000) from 236 screens at the USA Box Office in the first weekend.
The Shahrukh Khan and Deepika Padukone starrer had collected Rs 12.88 crores (AED 77,30,000) in United Arab Emirates and GCC in its opening weekend and it has the biggest opener for Bollywood in the country. Now, the Aamir Khan starrer has shattered its records in the country. Dhoom 3 has collected Rs 17.37 crores nett (AED 10,310,000) at the UAE Box Office in the first weekend.
The Rohit Shetty-directed flick had raked in Rs 8.78 crores (£9,34,118) from 126 screens in the UK and Rs 2.14 crores (A$3,85,262) from 21 screens in Australia in the first weekend. Dhoom 3 has collected Rs 9.18 crores nett (£906,875) from 97 screens (lesser screen count than that of Chennai Express) at the UK Box Office and Rs 3.85 crores nett (A$695,782) from 30 screens at the Australia Box Office in the first weekend.
Chennai Express has minted Rs 60.05 lakhs (NZ$1,23,478) from 10 screens in New Zealand and Rs 1.84 crores ($3,00,000) in Pakistan in its opening weekend. Whereas Dhoom 3 has collected Rs 1.11 crores nett (NZ$ 217,923) from 19 screens at the New Zealand Box Office and Rs 3.90 crores nett (PKR 6,68,17,000) at the Pakistan Box Office in the first weekend.
However, Chennai Express had raked in a total of Rs 50.47 crores nett ($8.25 million) from 700 screens in 10 foreign counties in three days and it was the highest grosser Hindi movie in its opening weekend in all these countries. Released in 700 screens in six foreign countries, Dhoom 3 has collected Rs 62.95 crores ($10.17 million) at the overseas Box Office in the first weekend. It has become the first Hindi film to cross $10 million mark in the international markets.