The Akshay Kumar, Riteish Deshmukh and Abhishek Bachchan starrer “Housefull 3” broke the box office record yesterday as it became the highest opening weekend grosser of 2016 beating Shah Rukh Khan’s “Fan”.
The Saturday business grew by almost 8% as compared to its Friday but Sunday was exceptional as the buisness grew by jaw-dropping 34%.
“Housefull 3”, released at 3700 screens in India and at 670 screens in Overseas, opened well to an earning of Rs 15.21 crores on Friday. On Saturday, the comedy film minted Rs 16.30 crores while Sunday business contributed to Rs 21.80 crores claiming the highest opening weekend grosser to a total of Rs 53.31 crores beating Shah Rukh Khan’s “FAN” which earned Rs 52.35 crores. This is also the highest opening weekend grosser of Akshay Kumar after “Airlift” which earned Rs 44.30 crores.
The budget of “Housefull 3” is Rs 85 crores and also stars Nargis Fakhri, Jacqueline Fernandez and Lisa Haydon in lead roles.
– Ketan Gupta