New releases "Dedh Ishqiya" and "Yaariyan" have affected the business of Aamir Khan starrer "Dhoom 3" in the Indian markets.
"Dhoom 3", in its fourth week, lost the lion's share of its screens to the two new releases and, as a result, the film's collections dropped radically.
Within days of its release, the film smashed all records at the box office and became the highest grossing Indian film ever. It also became the first film to cross the ₹500 crore mark at the worldwide box office.
In its first week, the film gathered ₹188 crore nett - a new record highest seven-day earnings for a Hindi film. In its second week, the film raked in a whopping ₹68 crore nett, and in the third week it fetched approximately ₹20 crore.
With no competition in its second and third week, "Dhoom 3" rose to a new stature. However, the profit dropped in its fourth weekend as it managed to fare only ₹2 crore (approximately) from Friday and Saturday.
The domestic figure of the film after 23 days is ₹279 crore nett. The film would rest with the lifetime total around ₹285 crore after completing its fourth week.
Since the new releases have affected its box office run, it's now unlikely that the film will cross the ₹300 crore mark.
Meanwhile, on the overseas front, the film will release in Germany, Peru, Romania, Japan, Russia, CIS and Turkey this week.