Mahabharat-3D just couldn’t score in its Week One as it was Dhoom 3 weave all the way in its second week as well. After getting a minimal release, Mahabharat–3D wasn’t helped by the reviews either. All of this meant that the collections were pretty much negligible and the film could barely manage to complete one week at the box office. The film is hardly running in cinema halls now and curtains on one of the most ambitious animated films coming out of the Hindi film industry further puts question on the animation market in India.
On the other hand Dhoom 3 continued to break records and a hugely superb second week saw yet another record being broken, that of the kind of moolah that 3 Idiots raked in. That Rajkumar Hirani directed film had scored 56 crores in its second week and Dhoom 3 has now surpassed it by a distance, what with around 68 crore coming in. The Vijay Krishna Acharya directed film has now netted around 253.50 crores in two weeks (including Hindi, Tamil and Telugu versions).
The way the film is going, it is all set to cross the 275 crore mark and be a Blockbuster on the way. However by some stroke of luck, the combined collections with Tamil and Telugu version along with an extended run could even bring Dhoom 3 strikingly close to the 300 crore mark.
This one is going to be a keenly awaited milestone.
Joginder Tuteja tweets @tutejajoginder