The brand name and previous franchise definitely helps to generate a good opening for the new film in the series. Akshay Kumar, Riteish Deshmukh and Abhishek Bachchan starrer “Housefull 3” opened well across India thanks to its previous successful franchises.
“Housefull 3”, released at 3700 screens in India and at 670 screens in Overseas, opened well to an earning of Rs 15.21 crores. This is an icing on the cake for Akshay Kumar who is riding high on the success of “Airlift”. “Housefull 3” is the third highest opening of 2016 after Shah Rukh Khan’s “FAN” which opened to 19.20 crores. The budget of “Housefull 3” is Rs 85 crores and trade is expecting the comedy to post a healthy result of Rs 50 crores+ in its first weekend.
“Housefull 3” also stars Nargis Fakhri, Jacqueline Fernandez and Lisa Haydon in lead roles.
– Ketan Gupta