Karachi, Dec. 25 (PTI): Aamir Khan’s Dhoom 3 has broken box office records in Pakistan in the first week of its release with multiplexes running five shows a day.
In Karachi, Dhoom 3’s box office receipts from 56 screens on its opening day was around Rs 20 million. This broke the record set by the Pakistani film Waar last month for the highest box office collections on the first day of release.
“Waar grossed Rs 11.4 million on its opening day but Dhoom 3 has surpassed that by a large margin,” said Nadeem Mandviwalla, one of Pakistan’s leading exhibitors and distributors. Dhoom 3 was released at a time when the screening of Indian movies has come under a cloud because of an order from Lahore High Court barring the exhibition of “illegally” imported films.
“There is no doubt that Dhoom 3 has been a massive hit and the reason for this is clearly Aamir Khan and the pre-release publicity for the film,” Mandviwalla said.
Abdul Haq, manager of Capri Cinema here, said while Waar was released during the Id holidays, Dhoom 3 was released on a normal weekend.