India's 'Dhoom 3' Crosses $80 Million Worldwide

Aamir Khan and Katrina Kaif in "Dhoom 3"
Aamir Khan and Katrina Kaif in "Dhoom 3"

The third installment in the action franchise directed by Vijay Krishna Acharya is now the highest-grossing Indian film ever.

Dhoom 3 has become the highest-grossing film in Indian cinema history at $83.56 million (5 billion rupees) worldwide. It is the first Indian film ever to cross the $80 million mark. 

Produced by veteran Bollywood banner Yash Raj Films, the third installment of the action franchise stars superstar Aamir Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, Uday Chopra and Katrina Kaif. Dhoom 3 is directed by Vijay Krishna Acharya, who co-wrote the script with producer and YRF topper Aditya Chopra.

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According to YRF, since its Dec. 20 release, the film has collected $56.8 million (3.51 billion rupees) in India, while its overseas box office has crossed $25 million (1.5 billion rupees), setting a new record for the highest overseas gross ever for an Indian film.

3 Idiots (2008) held the Indian box office title for a few years, with an estimated $60 million gross, until Chennai Express edged past it in 2013 with an estimated $63 million.

YRF added that Dhoom 3 will soon expand into new territories, including Germany, Peru, Romania, Japan, Russia, East Europe and Turkey.

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