Dhoom 3 has collected around Rs 35-36 crore including all versions, as per early estimates, at the domestic box office. The film has beaten the previous non-holiday record of Dabangg 2 (21 cr) by more than 70%.
The first day business was on-par with holiday releases like Chennai Express, Ek Tha Tiger and the fourth day of Krrish 3, which is huge since business hasn’t touched these level on a working day.
Both multiplexes and single-screens were running to 85-90% occupancy throughout the day. The evening / night shows were expected to be affected due to the cold wave in the North, but the film has put up record numbers in Delhi / UP.
Dhoom 3 has set new records in almost every circuit, except the South, where Chennai Express is ahead. The film has collected around Rs 1.9 – 2 cr in Rajasthan and Rs 3.75 cr in Andhra/Nizam (including Telugu version).
There are reports that the regional dubbed versions (Tamil and Telugu) have also set new records, with business of around Rs 3 crore on Day 1.
Yash Raj Films is expected to release the ‘actuals’ in the noon. Stay tuned!