Eros International & Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment's HOUSEFULL 3 has registered the biggest opening weekend of the year with 53.31 crores collection from the domestic market.
With this the Akshay Kumar, Riteish Deshmukh and Abhishek Bachchan starrer has edged the weekend collection of Shah Rukh Khan's FAN (52.35) crore..
Opening with an impressive Friday by collecting around 15.21 crores in India, the movie maintained the momentum and witness the upward trend on Saturday with ? 16.30 crores. Sunday saw a good jump raking in 21.80 crores, taking the total weekend net to Rs. 53.31 crores.
The movie was impressive in overseas too with collections in the US and Canada minting USD 700000 plus in 3 days. The film collected approximately 141,000 (Fiji Dollars) in Fiji in 4 days, creating a new record by becoming the highest ever Bollywood grosser in the country, beating BAJRANGI BHAIJAAN's collections of 125,000 (Fiji Dollars).
Commenting on the film's success, Nandu Ahuja, Sr. VP, India Theatrical, Eros International Media Ltd said, “We are elated with the response HOUSEFULL 3 has garnered across India. The film is a complete laugh riot, a family entertainer that has appealed to audiences of all age brackets and the weekend box office collections are a testimony to that. This marks the return of comedy and the film has lived up to the huge hype and expectations from the successful franchise”.
Commenting on the overseas success, Pranab Kapadia, President - Marketing and Distribution, Eros International Plc, says, “HOUSEFULL 3 was one of the most awaited films of 2016 in the overseas markets and a perfect start to the summer. The film has opened tremendously across UK, US, Canada and UAE. We are confident that the film will continue its winning streak at the box office this week as well.”
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