Aamir Khan's last year's release "Dhoom 3" is all set to create dhoom in East Asian markets. The action drama thriller, which became the highest grosser in the history of Bollywood, will hit screens in China in July.
The makers have decided to release the film in minimum 2000 screens over 400 cities in China on 25 July, Yash Raj Films said in a statement. According to the makers, it is the widest release for a Bollywood film in China.
The film, which also stars Abhishek Bachchan, Uday Chopra and Katrina Kaif in lead roles, was released on 19 December in India. It became the fourth film to touch the 200 crore mark in India, after "3 Idiots", "Chennai Express" and "Krrish 3".
It also became the highest grosser in Indian market earning ₹282.80 crore nett.
"#Dhoom3 India: *Nett* ₹ 282.80 cr, *Gross* ₹ 367.64 cr. Overseas: *Gross* ₹ 164.01 cr. Worldwide *Gross* total: ₹ 531.65 cr," trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted.
After creating records in India, the film was released at the Turkish Box Office. It became the only Bollywood film to enter into Turkish Top 10 list.
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YRF in their statement said: "Internationally Dhoom:3 cleared $10.17 million (Rs.61 Cr) on the opening weekend in December 2013, making it the biggest opening weekend EVER for any Bollywood film and setting a stupendous Box Office $27.51 million (Rs.165 Cr) record from the traditional and non-traditional markets."
"Dhoom 3" is releasing in Chinese market to help settle the trade deficit. With the help of Bollywood films, the Indian commerce ministry is planning to reduce the trade gap between the two countries.
"We will line up a range of films for the president of China Film Group Corporation (CFGC) to choose from, who will visit India in October. Our assessment is they are willing to take 2-3 films from India this time. We will offer Queen and Bhaag Milkha Bhaag among others for a commercial release in China," a commerce department official told Economic Times.
Khan's 2009 released film "3 Idiots" created records in the East Asian markets. The ministry is expecting similar results from Khan's last released film "Dhoom 3".