The makers of Dhoom: 3 have found the pot of gold with the fast-paced action thriller. The Hindi box office business of movie has reached Rs 211 crores and looking at its pace, trade pundits predict it will soon cross the benchmark set by Chennai Express, which became the biggest grosser by earning Rs 216 crores.
Also starring Katrina Kaif, Abhishek Bachchan and Uday Chopra, Dhoom: 3 came out on December 20, 2013 on around 4,000 screens in the country. Estimated to be made on a budget of about Rs 100 crore, the film has been produced by Yash Raj Films.
Rajesh Thadani of Multimedia Combines said, "Dhoom: 3 has collected around Rs 211 crores only in Hindi all over India. In other languages, the film has collected around Rs 10 crores."
The overseas collection of director Vijay Krishna Acharya's offering is also overwhelming.
"As far as overseas collection is concerned, the film has almost collected around Rs 100 crores, so in totality Dhoom: 3 has collected over Rs 300 crores, which is terrific in nine days," Rajesh Thadani added.
If Dhoom: 3, the third successful film in the Dhoom franchise, maintains its collection, then it will break the record of Chennai Express, according to Sanjay Ghai of Mukta Arts.
"Today is the ninth day and Dhoom: 3 has collected Rs 211 crores, which is outstanding and it was the same with Chennai Express. And if the film maintains (the collection), then tomorrow (December 30), it will break the Chennai Express record," he said.
"I am confident it will cross Rs 300 crores in India, provided the film doesn't show any dip in the collection," he added.
Rajesh Thadani too predicts the same.
"I see the film anywhere in the range of Rs 250 to Rs 300 crores as it's doing exceptionally well."