Comedy-drama "Housefull 3," starring Akshay Kumar, Abhishek Bachchan and Riteish Deshmukh, has shattered the first-week box office collection record of Shah Rukh Khan's "Fan" movie. "Housefull 3" recorded the second highest first-week box office collection of 2016, after "Airlift."
"Housefull 3" had a good first week run in India with a box office collection of Rs. 80.10 crore nett (Rs. 111.25 crore gross). Not only it recorded the second-best first-week income, "Housefull 3" also emerged as the third biggest grosser of this year. The Akshay-starrer broke the lifetime collection records of films like "Baaghi," starring Tiger Shroff and Shraddha Kapoor, and Sonam Kapoor-starrer "Neerja" to become the third highest grosser.
Here is what trade analyst Taran Aadarsh tweeted the first-week box office collection of "Housefull 3."
"#Housefull3 concludes Week 1 on a GLORIOUS note... Emerges 2ND HIGHEST *Week 1* grosser of 2016... Hindi films. India biz. #HF3
"#Housefull3 Weekend 2 is crucial... Weekend 2 biz will throw light on its sustaining power + trending on forthcoming days... #HF3
"#Housefull3 Fri 15.21 cr, Sat 16.30 cr, Sun 21.80 cr, Mon 8.25 cr, Tue 7.07 cr, Wed 6.25 cr, Thu 5.22 cr. Total: ₹ 80.10 cr. India biz. #HF3
"Highest *WEEK 1* biz of 2016: #Airlift ₹ 83.50 cr #Housefull3 ₹ 80.10 cr #Fan ₹ 71.50 cr #Baaghi ₹ 59.72 cr Hindi films. India biz."
Sajid-Farhad's directorial "Housefull 3" is close to beating the records of Shah Rukh's "Fan." The film is holding well in its second-week, and it should overpower SRK's "Fan" to become the second highest grosser before the end of its second-weekend.
Meanwhile, "Housefull 3" seven days nett income is highest for a comedy film. "Singh is Bliing" had the record of biggest first-week in the comedy genre until now.
Directed by Sajid-Farhad, the comedy-drama features Akshay, Abhishek, Riteish, Jacqueline Fernandez Abhishek Bachchan, Nargis Fakhri, Lisa Haydon, Boman Irani, Jackie Shroff and Chunky Pandey.