Updated: June 10, 2016 3:46:45 pm
Housefull 3, the third installment of the Housefull franchise, has taken off to a fantastic start at the box office. The movie, which released on June 3, has emerged as the clear winner and has grossed Rs. 100 crore mark worldwide in mere three days.
In an official statement, Eros International announced the record breaking success of Housefull 3 at the box office. The film has collected over Rs. 100.03 crores (USD 15 million) across the globe in the opening weekend with Rs. 73.02 crores gross (Rs. 53.31 crores Net box Office) in India and Rs. 27.01 crores overseas. The movie has now earned Rs. 80.10 cr. in its first weeek of its release.
Bollywood trade analyst Taran Adarsh shared Housefull 3 movie’s latest box office collections on Twitter.
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) June 10, 2016
Housefull 3 has become the highest opening weekend grosser of 2016 beating Shah Rukh Khan starrer Fan which collected Rs. 52.35 cr. followed by Airlift with Rs. 44.30 cr. and Baaghi with Rs. 38.58 cr. during its opening weekend.
The movie, which featured an ensemble cast of Akshay Kumar, Jacqueline Fernandez, Riteish Deshmukh, Lisa Haydon, Nargis Fakhri and Abhishek Bachchan, collected a whopping Rs 15.21 cr. on the first day of its release itself. On the second day also, the movie maintained a strong hold witnessing 7.17% growth towards its collections and minted Rs. 16.30 cr. on Saturday. On Sunday, it saw 33.74% growth in its collections and minted Rs. 21.80 cr. on the third day. (Housefull 3 movie review: Me to Brain, “leaving you behind for a bit, don’t mind”)
The movie which saw the return of slapstick humour, seems to have managed to tickle the audience with its funny gags and punchlines. It was released across 3700 screens in India and 670 screens overseas.
Housefull 3 opened to a great start in the international market as well with USD 700000 plus in the US and Canada in 3 days. It collected $ 2 million [₹ 13.36 cr] on Friday and even witnessed a higher growth on Saturday performing better than Airlift.
“We are elated with the response Housefull 3 has garnered across India. The film is a complete laugh riot, a family entertainer that has appealed to audiences of all age brackets and the weekend box office collections are a testimony to that. This marks the return of comedy and the film has lived up to the huge hype and expectations from the successful franchise,” Nandu Ahuja, Sr. VP, India Theatrical, Eros International Media Ltd said on the film’s success.
“Housefull 3 was one of the most awaited films of 2016 in the overseas markets and a perfect start to the summer. The film has opened tremendously across UK, US, Canada and UAE. We are confident that the film will continue its winning streak at the box office this week as well,” Pranab Kapadia, President – Marketing and Distribution, Eros International Plc said on the overseas success.
The solo release factor has surely benefitted the movie in terms of its box office numbers and has emerged as a clear winner. While the film will collect moolah on the weekend, whether it will run ‘Housefull’ till the end of next week is something that its content will ultimately decide. Let’s wait and see if the makers will be third time lucky and laugh their way to the bank this time too.
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