Akshay Kumar continued to rule the box office over the weekend with his latest, Housefull 3: After making it to the second highest opener of 2016, the film is now the highest opening weekend grosser of the year.
The film, that also stars Riteish Deshmukh, Abhishek Bachchan, Lisa Hayden, Jacqueline Fernandez and Nargis Fakhri in lead roles, earned a total of Rs 53.31 crore in the two days of its release.
Housefull 3, which is the third installment in the Housefull series, is performing outstandingly both at the domestic box office and at overseas. The movie has grossed a worldwide collection of Rs. 100 crore in mere three days after its release. Trade analyst Taran Adash took to his Twitter handle to reveal the movie’s box office collections in India and tweeted, “#Housefull3 was EXCEPTIONAL on Sun... Fri 15.21 cr, Sat 16.30 cr, Sun 21.80 cr. Total: ? 53.31 cr. India biz... Growth on Sun: 33.74%. FAB!.”
#Housefull3 was EXCEPTIONAL on Sun... Fri 15.21 cr, Sat 16.30 cr, Sun 21.80 cr. Total: ₹ 53.31 cr. India biz... Growth on Sun: 33.74%. FAB!— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) June 6, 2016
In a statement, Eros International announced that the film has collected over Rs. 100.03 crores (USD 15 million) across the globe in its opening weekend with Rs. 73.02 crores gross (Rs. 53.31 crores Net box Office) in India and Rs. 27.01 crores overseas.
Interestingly, the movie, which was released on June 3, has become the highest opening weekend grosser, beating SRK’s’ Fan, Akshay Kumar’s Airlift and Tiger Shroff starrer Baaghi.
The movie, directed by Sajid-Farhad, stars wide array of celebrities like Akshay Kumar, Riteish Deshmukh, Jacqueline Fernandez, Abhishek Bachchan, Nargis Fakhri, Lisa Haydon and Boman Irani.