Aamir Khan beats Shahrukh Khan in the overseas markets

Aamir Khan has comprehensively beaten Shahrukh Khan, not just at the domestic box office, but in territories where SRK is considered to be in a league of his own and way ahead of the competition.

Aamir’s latest release Dhoom 3 has collected around $12 million (73 crore) in the overseas markets in its first weekend, which is about 46% more than the business generated by Chennai Express. The SRK starrer grossed around $8.2 million (Rs 50.8 crore) in 3 days including paid previews in various countries.

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What should also not be forgotten is the fact that, Dhoom 3 released during the ‘Pre-Christmas’ period which is considered to be dull for films released in countries like USA, Canada, UK and Australia. Also, the ‘Eid’ period when Chennai Express released is huge in countries like UAE/GCC and Pakistan.

Dhoom 3 has also beaten the lifetime overseas business of Krrish 3 in just 3 days. The film could go on to cross Rs 100 crore in the overseas markets by the end of Week 1 and could beat the total collections of Chennai Express in its second weekend.

It is also likely to gross more than 3 Idiots (currently the biggest grosser) and My Name Is Khan, to set new benchmarks in the international business. What remains to be seen is if Dhoom 3 can cross the Rs 150 crore mark, which no film has managed to do so far.

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53 Comments

  • So, Salman is the blockbuster King of India, while Aamir is the Emperor Overseas.

    Arrey bhai, koyi srk, krk, naam ka bandha tha, uska kya hua?

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  • I have to start with Aamir, the back bone of the movie Dhoom-3…i was quiet excited to see the movie on the first day.From every expression to every move, Aamir has really pulled his character/s in the movie. It is a delight to see him in such a challenging role…It is after nearly a decade that I have seen such engrossing roles by an Indian actor and also the story is catchy as you see surprises and turns….There are two scenes which really takes your breath away…I am not sharing as you need to go and watch the movie! On the other hand, The start scene of Abhishek and Uday was quiet funny, they could have shown little seriousness to it…It looked force-fit as a start! Full Pantar-Baji (Crazy-ness)! A little different from his previous characters, Abhishek played a little better this time…2 brownie points to you man! Katrina also did her part well. Somehow MAGIC and other essential elements should have been little more researched and worked upon, could have taken it to a different level.But i have no complaints as i really loved it and was looking forward to this release for months. I do not see any point in comparison with any foreign similar movie..As it has to been seen with a fresh perspective and Dhoom series has its own connection! I will await the next Dhoom-4 with more for twists and turns! Good Work and My applause to the Entire Team of Dhoom!

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  • D3 beating ce or k3 doesn’t mean amir beating srk or HR. .lol. .dhoom is the biggest franishe of bollwood as well as yrbanner. .

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  • Wow aamir did it again…..and what is left is post-christmas period…..which will be record breaking in overseas….best of luck to Dhoom 3 in coming days

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  • this is great! but let us not act like srk fans who goes abusing other fans when srk’s films does well.

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  • congrats aamir n team dhoom-3…but hard to believe the figures…hope SRK breaks dis record wit HNY n claim d position he deserves (i feel)…dhoom brand has certainly helped for huge collections…

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  • NEVER…..SRK has 7 out of 10 most collected movie in Overseas……@Indicine are you mad ??? …..SRK always the KIng of Overseas……SRK IS THE KING OF BOLLLYWOOD…..SRK RULES BOLLYWOOD…….wait and watch for HAPPY NEW YEAR……..150cr+ on the cards in overseas………..

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  • plz dont compare ce and d3.both were of different genre and released at two different times.comparison suits on clash or same genre.if want to compare two stars then see their whole career rather 2-3 film.
    gud collection.hope it do 250cr+.

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  • Aamir Khan has seriously made a point even though Dhoom is a huge franchise. 3 Idiots is the highest grossing Bollywood film in overseas market which starred Aamir in the lead role, his next film ‘Talaash’ (Dhobi Ghat was an art film) did well overseas, too. Now, Dhoom 3 is on the verge to become the biggest hit overseas.
    So, he’s seriously challenging SRK in overseas since 2009, otherwise it was Hrithik at 2nd (far behind SRK) till 2008-09 after delivering two back-to-back blockbusters in overseas market.
    Although, SRK has been too consistent in overseas market, his normal hits in India have been blockbusters abroad.

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  • @sakhi rawant Stop with all the delusional thinking and brace yourself for a Happy New Year where Jinx Abhishek will be back to form opposite Thakur in the first look of HNY on 31st Dec…!

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  • Imax ticket prices help a lot to collect more in oversease, if srk play the vilen in d3 then it easily cross 100cr in weekned not forget ce is a mass apple film and dhoom is a huge franchisis n also release 850screen

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  • Lol. It’s not aamir who crossed srk. It’s dhoom 3 which crossed srk. If aamir had so much following in overseas, why didn’t talaash fare well. Srk made history with chennai express whereas aamir needs a huge franchise like dhoom to beat srk. Even if dhoom 3 beats ce, it should be considered that dhoom beat srk. Definitely not aamir!

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  • BREAKING NEWS.

    Youtube King calls up his best buddy Aditya and congratulates him on a fine job with Dhoom franchise. Thakur wishes to work with YRF and super director Victor on the next installment. Aditya promises to have Victor meet Thakur on New Years Eve.
    Thakur thinks quietly that finally its gonna be a Happy New Year plus theres the small irritating matter of FLOP Tees Maar Khans Director Farahs next HNY first look releasing same day also…!

    Victor meets Thakur and promises to cast him in his next. Thakur is ecstatic. Victor says dont you want to read the script Sir..? No no says Thakur- I trust you completely and I have full faith in my friend Adi and YRF banner. Victor smiles and curls up his moustache…!

    3 years later, Christmas 2016 arrives and at YRF Studios at a press gathering, Victor proudly beams to the world that heres the next installment of his super successful franchise… Victor standing on 1 side and Thakur on otherside pull down the cover to unveil the poster… Theres gasps everywhere and complete shock, Thakur faints, Aditya back home watching TV pulls out his hair, There in Big Bold Letters are words that send a shiver down every cinelovers spine- TASHAN 2….! :-P

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