The film, starring Aamir Khan, Katrina Kaif, Abhishek Bachchan and Uday Chopra, made Rs 33.42 crores (Hindi version) and Rs 36.22 crores including the Tamil and Telugu versions, which is the highest ever opening day collections including both holiday and non-holiday records held by Chennai Express and and Krrish 3 respectively.
Taran Adarsh tweeted: Dhoom 3- All Languages Hindi Rs 33.42 Cr; Tamil & Telugu Rs 2.80 Cr; Total Rs 36.22 Cr
Earlier, when only the Hindi figures were known, Bollywood trade analyst Taran Adarsh had tweeted: Dhoom3 emerges the BIGGEST non-holiday opener ever. Collects Rs 30 cr+ [early est] on Friday. Hindi version only. Dhoom macha diya indeed!
Chennai Express which was released on Eid, had held the record of the highest holiday opener with Rs 33.12 crore. Krrish 3, which released on 1 November, had held the record for highest normal working day opener with Rs 25 crore.
2013, it seems, is the year for box office records to be shattered. After three years at the top of the biggest moneyspinners list, Aamir Khan's 3 Idiots found itself dislodged by Shah Rukh's Chennai Express which in turn was been toppled by Hrithik Roshan's Krrish 3. The superhero film, which opened on November 1, 2013, has collected Rs 228.23 crores in 15 days, making it the top earning Bollywood film in India. Chennai Express made Rs 226.70 cr and 3 Idiots, Rs 202.57 cr.
All eyes are now on the much hyped Dhoom: 3 which may well shatter all records to close 2013 with a big bang.