KARACHI: If Waar was called the “unstoppable” film at the box office then Dhoom 3 will be the “invincible” one as it has achieved most of the milestones in half the time.
It started off with the highest first day collections but now Dhoom 3 has set a new record of having the biggest first-week box office collection by any film in Pakistan. In seven days, Dhoom 3 managed to gather a total of around Rs123 million. The previous record holder for first week collections was Waar with a nine-day collection of Rs95 million.
Given that another weekend is in sight and winter vacations are underway, the film is expected to earn a total of Rs250 million in Pakistan. This will make Dhoom 3 the highest-grossing film in the history of Pakistani box office, beating Waar’s total business of around Rs220 million as of December 25.
Into its 44th day in cinemas, Waar is still playing with limited number of shows at Atrium Cinema, Karachi and Centaurus Cinema, Islamabad. However, that will most likely not have a big impact on its present total collection.
Additionally, due to a petition filed in the Lahore High Court (LHC), the Central Board Film Censorship (CBFC) has been given a stay order and there are contentions about the issuance of No Objection Certificate (NOC) to smuggled Indian films. If there is a decrease in Indian films being imported into Pakistan in the imminent future, Dhoom 3 will likely stay on the screens longer. This in turn could lead Dhoom 3 to become the first film to achieve the Rs300 million milestone.