Bollywood's 'Dhoom 3' Gets Imax Release in 13 Territories
TORONTO – Bollywood's first film is headed to Imax screens this weekend, as the giant screen exhibitor debuts Dhoom 3 in 13 territories.
Imax and Bollywood banner Yash Raj Films last year announced the action thriller Dhoom 3 would be the first Indian local language production to be released in the big screen format.
Produced by YRF's creative head Aditya Chopra and directed by Vijay Krishna Acharya, the third installment of the buddy cop franchise stars Abhishek Bachchan and Uday Chopra alongside new cast members Katrina Kaif and Aamir Khan. Imax reports that, for its opening weekend, Dhoom 3 has sold out all advanced tickets for its Indian Imax screens.
The film will bow on Friday on Imax screens in the U.S., U.K., India, Canada, Australia, Malaysia, Dubai, Kuwait, Netherlands and Qatar.
The rollout will continue Christmas Day in New Zealand, Dec. 27 in South Africa and January 2 in Hong Kong and Singapore.
"Our global network has grown to the point to where a highly anticipated Bollywood blockbuster like Dhoom 3 isn't just confined to local audiences, but can be enjoyed by Imax moviegoers around the world," said Greg Foster, CEO of Imax Entertainment and senior executive vice president of Imax.
Imax and Yash Raj unveiled a multi-picture agreement in March 2013 to release three films on super-sized screens, including Dhoom 3 and Paani.