‘Dhoom 3’ Revs Up North American Record on $9.5 Million Worldwide Opening Day

'Dhoom 3' sets Indian BO records

$1.1 million would be Bollywood record for U.S. and Canada

LONDON — Yash Raj Films’ action thriller “Dhoom 3” opened with a roaring $9.54 million worldwide total on its opening day.

The motorbike-heavy picture clocked up $6.1 million in India and a further $3.44 million in the rest of the world, according to company sources.

That total included $1.28 million from the Gulf and Middle East, which YRF claims is a record, and $1.1 from North America, which also would be a record for a Bollywood film. The film plays on 236 screens in North America and with close to $4,500 per screen average on Fri Dec. 20 is comfortably the best performing film in the top ten.

In Pakistan, where authorities have recently tried to crimp Indian films, “Dhoom 3” scored $210,000, which YRF says is the highest first day ever for any film.

In Australia it took $172,00, or some $100,000 higher than previous record holder “Jab Tak Hai Jaan”. In the UK it managed a more moderate estimated $400,000.

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  1. iakashpatil says:

    historic! 56cr opening for D3.
    Can cross 100cr in India this weekend

  2. parag says:

    Sorry patrick my mistake the total world collectiins are. 53 crore so you were right!!

    This is why i only read variety..always accurate

    Sorry once again

  3. parag says:

    Patrick your figures are wrong. The total first day worldwide collectiin. Is 84 crore divide that by 55 the exchange rate you will get approx16 million usd.
    London is not 450k usd but gbp which is 800k u have forgotton new zealand fiji etc.
    6.1 mill india 1.1 mil usa 1.3 uae 800k gets u your total with other countries still to be added along with exchange rates. Sat looks to be 40percent higher around the world

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