‎Dhoom‬ 3 to become first film to enter Rs. 300 crore club

dhoom 3
Dhoom 3

Aamir Khan-starrer Dhoom 3 has grossed an estimated Rs. 170 crore in its first three days, breaking many box-office records on its way. Dhoom 3’s opening week collection is also a record for any Bollywood movie, both in terms of domestic earning and overseas figures.

NDTV spoke to Pramod Arora, president & CEO of PVR, who was optimistic that the movie would break many records.

Dhoom 3
Dhoom 3

As Dhoom 3 zooms ahead to create new box office records after smashing the opening- day collection figures, many a bike enthusiast would be lusting after the mean machines used by Aamir Khan, Abhishek Bachchan and Uday Chopra in the high-speed chase sequences shot in Chicago.

Other than the gorgeous Katrina Kaif- who doesn’t really have much of a role- what really catches the eye are the BMW superbikes.

These are times of collaborations and product placements.  And thus German auto giant BMW and Yash Raj Films-one of India’s biggest production houses- decided to collaborate for the latest Dhoom franchise- which on the day of release itself, earned a total of Rs.36.22 crore at the box office- an opening-day record, and in the first three days itself, it had already amassed a historic Rs. 107.61 crore

BMW Dhoom 3
BMW Dhoom 3

“The new blockbuster has Khan escaping through the streets on a BMW K 1300 R while his antagonist follows in hot pursuit on an S 1000 RR,” reads a BMW Motorrad  statement on its website.

While Khan’s BMW K 1300 R bike has a 1,293 cc capacity, the S 1000 RR is a 999 cc model.

However, if you were to get your hands on a BMW K 1300 R like Khan, do not expect it to fly or cruise on water as it does in the movie. Much like a James Bond movie there are surreal things the bikes do, like flying and floating!

Dhoom 3 Aamir Khan
Dhoom 3 Aamir Khan

“Two motorcycles. Two rivals. With 173 bhp (brake horse power) and 140 Nm (newton meter), the BMW K 1300 R is the perfect machine for a thrilling chase. In the movie it finds itself up against the BMW S 1000 RR with 193 bhp and 112 Nm – the bike on which Uday Chopra and Abhishek Bachchan set off in pursuit of Khan. Two high-powered BMW motorcycles meeting as equals – just like Khan and Chopra,” says BMW

This is the first time the Dhoom franchise has used BMW bikes

 

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