Box Office Predictions for Dhoom 3 and Krrish 3!

Indicine movie critic and trade analyst Joginder Tuteja answers 5 box related questions from our readers.

Hrithik Roshan - Aamir Khan

Hrithik Roshan – Aamir Khan

What is your box office prediction for ‘Dhoom 3’ and ‘Krrish 3’? I know it’s tough to compare these films but what’s your opinion that which film is gonna do more, even if a little more? – Rakesh

  • As things stand today, ‘Dhoom 3’ would do more than ‘Krrish 3’. Though both franchises are extremely huge in their own right, ‘Dhoom’ as a brand has a better recall value. Moreover Aamir Khan coming together with Yash Raj Films holds an edge as well. Also, the franchise has boasted of much more popular music. On the other hand, the Roshans have taken a huge plunge with ‘Krrish 3’ which is pretty much a calculated gamble. The fact that both films are releasing on a holiday will brighten prospects for both. In any case, as you rightly said, it is tough to compare them as both are all set to enter the 200 crore club.

What would have been the collections of ‘Tere Naam’ (which is considered Salman’s best performance till date with record breaking music) if released today with Salman being the top star? – Arjun Singh

  • ‘Tere Naam’ would have certainly done business of over 100 crores quite comfortably due to his superstar appeal as well as superhit music. However let’s not forget that though the film boasted of a very good performance from Salman, the overall product had seen mixed reactions due to its disturbing content. In fact the dark mood of the film, especially in the second half, would prove to be a little repelling for family audience, something that prevented ‘Agneepath’ too from covering a much greater distance. Hence it safe to presume that ‘Tere Naam’ would have reached around 120 crores but not beyond.

Can ‘Race 2’ become second 100 crores plus movie for John and Jacqueline (after ‘Housefull 2’) and first for Saif, Deepika, Anil and Ameesha? Or will it choke around 90 crores like ‘Talaash’? Both films are thrillers genre. – Rohit

  • As you read this, ‘Race 2’ has already crossed the 90 crores mark (official figure) and is well on it’s way to be a 100 crore success. It would manage to achieve this milestone by end of third weekend, if not end of second week. The film has done what was expected out of it. With this, Saif, Deepika, Anil and Ameesha would find their way for the first time into the 100 crore club while John and Jacqueline would make it two in a row (as a pair) after ‘Housefull 2’.

‘Special 26’ isn’t looking like a 100 crore grosser but do you think that Akshay Kumar’s star-power can still draw crowds to theatres in the opening weekend despite the fact that this will be his sixth film in last 10 months? What sort of business does it need to do to emerge as a clean hit? – Aashish Thappar

  • ‘Special 26’ would take a good opening at the box office though it would be futile to expect anything in the range of a ‘Rowdy Rathore’ or a ‘Housefull 2’. The film can expect overall business on the lines of ‘Oh My God’ since it isn’t one of those quintessential hardcore commercial entertainers in the offering that find audience across age groups, segments and territories. Expect multiplexes to throw better numbers here. It doesn’t matter that ‘Special 26’ would be Akshay Kumar’s sixth release in 10 months. If ‘Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai 2’ were to release today, it would smash the opening record of ‘Rowdy Rathore’.

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  • Dhoom3 is Bigger than Krrish3 because HRITHIK ROSHAN took Dhoom franchise to all together different level with his KILLER LOOKS KICKS DANCE PHYSIQUE and INTERNATIONAL APPEAL, though I fully trust ACE DIRECTOR RAKESH ROSHAN, he always delivers Amazing stuff .

  • i too agree special26 will not take record breaking opening.
    if content is like ‘omg’, 100cr is a easy thing.

    and about k3 and d3. k3 will collect more than d3

  • “Dhoom 3” will be bigger than “krrish 3” in everything whether it is box office collection or quality of cinema bcoz it has bigger brand(dhoom),bigger production house(yrf) and of course bigger star (aamir khan).

  • @Raj Dude Krrish3 has Rakesh roshan as Director and Ra1 had Anubhav Sinha….RakeshRoshan is n times better than Anubhav, Roshan’s Last 3 Directorial Venture are Smashing BLOCKBUSTERS at the BoxOffice.

  • Any one want to bet with me this year also salman,s movie will top at the boxoffice.these two d3 and k3 has fake hype.

  • Dhoom ‘3’ & krrish ‘3’ can collect as much as 333 crores or more worldwide but ‘special 26’ will do around 78-105 crores.

  • Waqt Batega Ki Kya Hoga….Yaad Hai……
    KITES (Aane Do Movie Ko Blockbuster Hogi)..
    Aur Hua Kya Flop Ohh Sorry Globaly Flop.
    TALAASH (Aane Do 200cr. Kamaegi ATBB Hogi)….
    Auq Hua Kya Movie 90cr. Par Chupak Gayi Aur Chupak Hi Gaya Semi Hit.
    Aur Ab D3 aur K3 Yaaro Jyada Mat Udo Warna Jab Giroge Toh Bahut Lagegi.

  • Aamir will not suit as villain in dhoom 3.I think dhoom 3 will collect maximum 150 crore due to hype and dhoom franchise.thats all…

  • K3 will collect more than d3 for sure..hrithik ‘s the man who raises the d3 standard to the next level…both movies will collect huge around 225 crs..

  • today u guys r excited abt dhoom 3 only coz of its brand value, n its hrithik only who tuk dhoom franchise to an altogether diff level wid dhoom 2 , dhoom was jst HIT bt dhoom 2 was worldwide blockbuster !! n remember dhoom 3 is being directed by vijay krishna acharya who had d tashan dud bt krrish 3 is being directed by legendary rakesh roshan ! n dose ppl sayin dat dese two films r only abt hype, dey shud realise dese films hav been in d mekin fr many years nw, each n evry aspect of dem r been given imp, so dere is least chances of faults in dem !! both krrish 3 n dhoom 3 r gonna smash d box office, bring it on !!

  • These movies will be class and mass entertainers

    1) Chennai Express
    2) Mental/Radhe

    These 2 movies will rock B.O.. Aamir has lost his star power. Remember what happened to Talaash?

  • Wow, some silly predictions. Talaash without any publicity and not a entertainer gained more than expected.

    No one expected it to gross 100 or 200 crores.

    D3 is going to be huge, and Hrithik didn’t do great for D3, infact people still loves D1 than D2, and with Aamir in the fray, you got to be sure that content with rule. Now, if content is good along with an entertainer it is going to be a superhit.

    I can’t tell how much it would collect, but 150+ looks good.

    K3 can collect around 100.1 or 110.2 cr at the most.

    Compare this: D3 – Aaamir, Dhoom Franchise, Katrina etc.,
    K3 – Hrithik.

    This is no match. Also, rememeber, it was Ash’s magic too that pulled people to D2 and not Hrithik alone.

  • I will be looking for both Krrish 3 and Dhoom 3. So which one will do better is not much important to me but I want both of them crossing 203 crore mark, breaking the record of 3 idiots. Enough is enough….3 idiots has been the all time blockbuster for over 3 years. Now it’s time for a new film to cross that record. I also feel that Dhoom 3 may do better than Krrish 3 but that is only because Hrithik has given a level to the Dhoom series, which will work positively for Amir. But I will be happy if Krrish does better than Dhoom. Krrish 3 seems to be very slow in making, they took over a year to shoot for the film. If they have not yet put the special effect on the film, I wonder when will they create the first teaser of Krrish 3 and telecast them on tv.!!

  • @Triple H: I think Krrish already has a brand value. Remember Ra.One was focused on the special effect only. There was no concentration on the script. But Krrish 3 is being concentrated both on the script and the special effect. I think there won’t be any unnecessary show off like what was there in Ra.One. So whether Krrish becomes hit or flop will depend on the future but comparing with Ra.One will be a mistake. Makers and actors in Krrish 3 are totally different than that of Ra.One!!

  • @JC, u r jst being insecure, no matter hw mch u yell here, its hrithik roshan who is goin to rule bollywood in d comin years, luv it or hate it !! KRRISH 3 vl b huge !! koi mil gaya n krrish combined collection is ,ch higher dan dhoom n dhoom 2 collection ! n if ppl luved dhoom more dan dhoom 2 den hw com dhoom 2 was such huge blockbuster dan dhoom ?? dnt b partial , D2 was one man show of hrithik !

  • @ghost, completely agree wid u ! dese ppl r jst insecure ! dey jst cnt digest krrish 3 being d highest grosser !

  • hahaha i m happy to get reaction of all krishh 3 loyals fisrt thing i have to clear that i have nothing against both of Hr and K3
    @velocity and others first thing it was not only Hrithik who taken dhoom franchise to higher level, it also due to Abhishek and Ash too, making a hit movie franchise to blockbuster its not very big thing, it was John standout performance along with ACP Jai & Ali who started with Dhoom, remember to make a movie hit when none of three r non star that time. and Dhoom was surprise hit when that movie released on 2004 none of expect that it will become hit, but when Dhoom 2 announcement was made at that time everybody was sure it is A blockbuster even before its trailer was came into market, in the movie if their is no hrithik than also it become blockbuster so you can’t give credit to Hrithik, you can give credit of Krishh success to Hrithik not Dhoom 2 alone.

    @hawkeye who told you that Aamir star power id down, i agree that Talaash underperformed but if a genre of which Talaash belong to taken 46-47 cr weekend without any national holiday it self shows how big star he is Even Now and you will relaise what he can contribute to Dhoom franchise that everybosy who think that Aamir not suit for Dhoom film will chew their mouth, it will be biggest blockbuster of 2013 sure (Although even if Aamir was not in Dhoom than also curiosity for D3 remain same as it is now but with joining of Aamir every body is thinking why he signed this & how he do this kind of role made curious to everybody)

    the result is the Same Dhoom 3 will be bigger than Krishh 3 anyday, hope you all get your Answer
    P.S.- its interesting to look how many likes or dislikes i got for my comment

  • @HAWKEYE you moron- before coming up with a name like ‘HAWKEYE’ and that too in Capital Letters, you need to prove to the world you actually have great vision and can pick up the small details which other mortals like me would miss. Talaash for its genre did good business. It was not an all out commercial entertainer. It collected good moolah. End off.

  • Who care the brand value, multiple stars in one film, brand tittle and brand sequels-its not matter. Only trailer and songs of film talk which air in tv and internet. Remember agneepat h remake there is no talk about film and predicting it will be a flop but when trailer and songs air in tv and internet it become brand itself and result is it breaked first day record which was impossible with 2700 screens release. Hope trailer and songs of H.Ro’s krrish-3 will be more outstanding as agneepath trailer than dhoom-3 and breaks all records.

  • @velocity tell me one thing D2 collected about 83 cr in India in 2006 while Agneepath did about 120 cr in 2012, while there r many chnages in no. of screens, ticket rates are more than double as compared to 2006 but why Hritik was not able to take this movie to 150 cr mark while it was released on National Holiday while Dhoom 2 did not have any national holiday, like Dhoom 2 Agneepath was also a Multi starrer, star like Sanjay Dutt and Hrithik,although Rishiji performed well but i don’t count him star for today with due respect to him, AP is brand itself that’y remake again and Agneepath trailer was more liked by Sanjay dutt get up and his Evil Character and Agneepath also recd Very good critical reception but still behind Salman’s Ready collection which was cricially thrashed movie, moral of the stary- that Dhoom 2 was successful due to combine effort of Star cast especially Hr,Abhi and Ash and the Director Sanjay Gadhvi, so velocity open your eyes i think you also become like stupid srk fans who lives in dream and i have nothing Againsr Hr but only comment here to show your Truth, for me Agneepath is very good movie and I liked hr in the movie but you can’t give credit alone to Hrithik for dhoom 2 success.

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