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