The multi-starrer Bollywood movie "Housefull 3" has concluded the first weekend with a brilliant collection at the Indian box office. The movie has surpassed Rs. 50-crore mark in 3 days.
"Housefull 3" is the third instalment in the "Housefull" film series. The success of its previous movies in the franchise had created a lot of expectations from this flick. Its promos had generated a lot of hype around the movie. In addition, the makers had massive promotion for it. The huge hype and promotion helped the film register decent amount of advance bookings for its opening day.
"Housefull 3" was released in 3,700 screens across the domestic market on June 3. The morning and matinee shows witnessed good occupancy. The film garnered positive talk from the audience and the word of mouth took its business upwards in the evening shows. The film collected Rs. 15.21 crore at the Indian box office on the first day.
Taran Adarsh tweeted on June 4, "#Housefull3 has an IMPRESSIVE Day 1... Evening/night shows witnessed a BIG TURNAROUND, after a decent start in morning/noon shows... #HF3." The trade analyst added, "#Housefull3 Fri ₹ 15.21 cr. India biz... Sat + Sun biz should add to a STRONG total... Current trends suggest ₹ 50 cr [+/-] weekend... #HF3"
The Sajid-Farhad-directed comedy became the biggest opener in the "Housefull" film series. "Housefull 3" also became the second-biggest opener of 2016 after "Fan." Taran Adarsh tweeted, "Highest OPENING DAY biz of 2016: #Fan ₹ 19.20 cr #Housefull3 ₹ 15.21 cr #Airlift ₹ 12.35 cr #Baaghi ₹ 11.94 cr Hindi films. India biz."
The strong word-of-mouth further boosted its business on Saturday. "Housefull 3" collected Rs. 16.30 crore at the Indian box office on its second day. Taran Adarsh wrote, "#Housefull3 maintained the pace on Day 2... Biz witnessed an upswing on Sat... Sun biz is crucial to reach/surpass ₹ 50 cr mark... #Housefull3 Fri 15.21 cr, Sat 16.30 cr. Total: ₹ 31.51 cr. India biz... Growth in biz on Sat: 7.17%... Sun shows begin on STRONG note."
huge The Akshay Kumar, Abhishek Bachchan, Riteish Deshmukh starrer witnessed a big leap on Sunday. "Housefull 3" collected Rs. 21.80 crore at the Indian box office on its third day, taking its first weekend total nett collection to Rs. 53.31 crore in the first weekend.
Taran Adarsh tweeted, "#Housefull3 trending over wknd was TERRIFIC, with Sun biz being ₹ 21.80 cr... Cemented its status on Sun across plexes, single screens... #Housefull3 has a ROCKING weekend... Crosses ₹ 53 cr... Emerges THE HIGHEST OPENING WEEKEND grosser of 2016... Hindi films. India biz... #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!"
"Housefull 3" has beaten the record Shah Rukh Khan's "Fan," which collected Rs. 52.35 crore in the domestic market in its opening weekend. Now, it has become the highest grossing film in the first weekend in 2016. Taran Adarsh posted, "Highest OPENING WEEKEND biz of 2016: #Housefull3 ₹ 53.31 cr #Fan ₹ 52.35 cr #Airlift ₹ 44.30 cr #Baaghi ₹ 38.58 cr Hindi films. India biz."