After becoming the first movie to make the fastest Rs. 100 crore in just three days of its release, Aamir Khan-starrer "Dhoom: 3" has created another history by minting Rs. 252.70 crore at the domestic box office within two weeks, including earnings from the Tamil and Telugu versions.
Aamir Khan plays villain for the first time in Dhoom:3.
Directed by Vijay Krishna Acharya, the movie, which came out December 20, was released in about 4,000 screens. Also featuring Katrina Kaif, Abhishek Bachchan and Uday Chopra, "Dhoom: 3" was made on an approx budget of Rs. 100 crore.
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh took to microblogging website Twitter to share the news.
"'Dhoom: 3' week 2 - Total Hindi: Rs. 240.78 crore, Tamil and Telugu: Rs. 11.92 crore. Grand total: Rs. 252.70 crore," Adarsh tweeted on Thursday.
The movie earned Rs. 36.22 crore on the first day. It was followed by Rs. 33.36 crore and Rs. 38.09 on the second and third day respectively.
In the first week itself trade pundits predicted that the movie will gross Rs. 250 crore in the first two weeks.
The third instalment of Yash Raj Films' popular "Dhoom" franchise, "Dhoom: 3" saw Abhishek and Uday reprise their roles as Jai Dixit and Ali.
Aamir was seen in a double role as Sahir and Samar, while Katrina played a female acrobat, Aaliya.