Aamir Khan seems to have just registered a record-breaking opening for his Dhoom 3 in Tamil Nadu. The early reports from trade indicate that the Hindi movie has done a remarkable business in the state on the release day (December 20). The Bollywood flick, despite facing a lot of competition from local movies, has not only survived in the battle of collections at Box Office but also got a never-before opening for an Aamir Khan flick.
Aamir Khan's Dhoom 3 released in above 4500 screens
worldwide and in Tamil Nadu, it released in above 150 screens,
which itself is said to be a record. In the recent years, only
handful of Bollywood movies like Shahrukh
Khan's Chennai Express and Salman Khan's Ek Tha Tiger, have
crossed the 100-screen mark in Tamil Nadu.
The Bollywood Perfectionist's 3 Idiots was his last
movie that had done well in Tamil Nadu. His Taare Zameen
Par could only attract multiplex audience in Tamil Nadu. By
any parameter, his latest Dhoom 3 is the biggest release
for Aamir Khan in the Tamil-speaking state. The main success for
this will obviously goes to distributor Sathyam Cinemas for having
a wider release in the state. It has managed to get more than 150
screens even though there were a few Tamil big releases this
weekend. Continue reading the story on the
The advance booking in Chennai got an amazing response from
Tamil audience. As a result, tickets for the next four days have
been sold in the city.
Tickets Completely Sold
Tickets at AGS Cinemas OMR, Inox, PVR, Sathyam Cinemas and many
other places have been sold well in advance. Even for Monday
(December 23), 75% tickets have been sold.
Dhoom 3 In Demand
In order to meet the demand, multiplexes are forced to increase
the number of screens. At least, there are 5 shows in each of the
multiplexes in the city on the release day.
Local Movies Affect...
However, Dhoom 3 could have done a lot better if the
film had a solo release in Tamil Nadu. Some of the
presently-running local movies and new releases did not help the
Hindi movie to get maximum screens.
Biriyani and Endrendrum Punnagai Affecting Dhoom 3
Karthi's Biriyani and Jeeva's Endrendrum
Punnagai are hugely affecting the prospects of the Hindi movie
at the Tamil Nadu Box Office.
Never Before Reception
A trader says, "Aamir Khan's movie was never welcomed in such
manner in Tamil Nadu. It may be because many of his films were not
dubbed in Tamil. But his Dhoom 3 is being dubbed in the
He concludes, "Hence the screen count in the state is crossed
the 150 mark. And also the success of the Dhoom franchise
has played a major role in getting maximum screens in the
Aamir Khan's Dhoom 3 is an action-thriller directed by
Vijay Krishna Acharya. It is produced by Yash Raj Films. The movie
also stars Abhishek Bachchan, Uday Chopra and Katrina Kaif in the