This Friday's new release will be the Arshad Warsi and Soha Ali Khan starrer, MR. JOE B. CARVALHO, and just as we had mentioned in the film's music review, the first choice of the audience will once again be DHOOM 3, though MR. JOE B. CARVLAHO may find limited patronage in Mumbai-Goa. The other release of the week, Ramesh Sippy's Amitabh-Dharmendra timeless classic SHOLAY this time in 3D format, is sure to find it's set of admirers and fans!
The two releases of last Friday, MAHABHARAT (animated) and BHADAAS were blown away by, we all know by which film! Obviously, we are talking about DHOOM 3.
After netting an amazing 100 crore, during the opening weekend itself, Yash Raj Films' Aamir, Katrina, Abhishek and Uday starrer, DHOOM 3, saw a rock steady performance during the weekdays as well. In the first week, DHOOM 3 collected 22 crore from Bombay (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 5 crore from Ahmedabad, 1 crore from Baroda (collections from 5 cinemas unreceived), 70 lakhs from Rajkot, 5.50 crore from Pune, 1 crore from Nasik, 44.50 lakhs from Goa, 30 lakhs from Belgaum, 14.50 crore from Delhi city (collections from 6 cinemas unreceived), 2 crore from Noida, 1.85 crore from Ghaziabad, 1.20 crore from Kanpur, 2 crore from Lucknow, 58 lakhs from Allahabad, 25.55 lakhs from Aligarh, 2.65 crore from Gurgaon, 44.50 lakhs from Faridabad, 21 lakhs from Kurukshetra, 31 lakhs from Panipat, 1 crore from Chandigarh, 42.50 lakhs from Amritsar, 55.50 lakhs from Ludhiana, 30 lakhs from Bhatinda, 18.75 lakhs from Ambala, 13 lakhs from Jammu, 2.85 crore from Calcutta, 42.50 lakhs from Siliguri, 20 lakhs from Patna, 32.25 lakhs from Dhanbad, 21 lakhs from Ranchi, 37 lakhs from Bhubhnaneshwar, 7 lakhs from Guwahati, 1.60 crore from Nagpur, 70 lakhs from Jabalpur, 1.20 crore from Raipur, 2 crore from Indore (collections from 5 cinemas unreceived), 35.50 lakhs from Gwalior (collections from 7 cinemas unreceived), 1.20 crore from Bhopal (collections from 4 cinemas unreceived), 5 crore from Jaipur, 1 crore from Jodhpur, 52 lakhs from Ajmer, 40.50 lakhs from Bikaner, 90 lakhs from Kota, 5 crore from Hyderabad, 61 lakhs from Aurangabad (collections from 2 cinemas unreceived), 5 crore from Bangalore, 28 lakhs from Mangalore, 17.65 lakhs from Vijayawada, 25 lakhs from Visakhapatnam, 22 lakhs from Madras, 9 lakhs from Coimbatore and 22.75 lakhs from Kochi. During the opening week, DHOOM 3 has netted a record smashing 175 crore from India and is a blockbuster hit that is still kicking on all cylinders. The dubbed version(s) added another 11 crore to DHOOM 3's kitty. The film has also smashed most records in the overseas grossing over $ 20 m with ?1,975,000 from UK and $6,818,000 from the US till the second weekend (27-29 December).
Concluding with Prabhu Dheva's Shahid Kapoor and Sonakshi Sinha starrer, R…RAJKUMAR, the film saw a premature death due to the DHOOM 3 onslaught, as we had foreseen. All the same R…RAJKUMAR added another crore, thus netting 60 crore in three weeks from India and is an above average fare.