‘3 Idiots’ gross grows to $69 million

Pic is top Bollywood film of all time worldwide

MUMBAI — “3 Idiots,” which became the highest grossing Bollywood film of all time after just 10 days, has gone on to take $69 million worldwide after 19 days on release.

Some 60 million tix have been sold, with many folk watching the pic for a second or third time, according to distrib Reliance Big Pictures.

Helmer Rajkumar Hirani’s pic, which toplines Aamir Khan and is produced by Vinod Chopra, is the highest-grossing Indian film in the U.S., Middle East, Australia, South Africa, Pakistan, Kenya and Fiji territories.

In India, where 50%-60% drops in the soph frame is common, the pic dipped a scant 28% with several multiplexes increasing second-week runs by 14-21 shows.

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