Akshay Kumar-starrer comedy drama "Housefull 3" has grossed Rs. 150 crore at the worldwide box office and now the film is aiming to touch Rs. 200 crore mark. The 11-day worldwide box office collection of "Housefull 3" stands at Rs. 169.63 crore.
"Housefull 3," directed by Sajid-Farhad, was released in over 4,300 screens worldwide. The film is the third instalment in the "Housefull" franchise produced by Sajid Nadiadwala. The comedy–drama features an ensemble cast, which includes Akshay, Riteish Deshmukh, Jacqueline Fernandez, Abhishek Bachchan, Nargis Fakhri, Lisa Haydon, Boman Irani, Jackie Shroff and Chunky Pandey.
Sajid-Farhad's directorial had a good start at the box office, despite receiving mixed reviews. The film maintained a strong hold at the box office on its opening weekend and continued its winning streak in its second-week run.
In India, the Akshay-starrer finished 11-day box office run and from its theatrical run, the film managed to rake in a nett total of Rs. 97.60 crore (gross Rs. 135.56 crore), which is close to the Rs. 100 crore mark. "Housefull 3" has also emerged as the second biggest grosser in India, thanks to its nett domestic box office run.
"#Housefull3 [Week 2] Fri 3.50 cr, Sat 5.05 cr, Sun 6.65 cr, Mon 2.30 cr. Total: ₹ 97.60 cr. India biz... #HF3," trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted.
At the overseas box office, the film crossed $5 million mark in the first week. "Housefull 3" collections from the international market have been better than Akshay's last film "Airlift" and with the help of its overseas earnings, the film will soon cross the Rs. 200 crore mark.
[1 lakh = 100,000 | 1 crore = 10 million | 100 crore = 1 billion]