This week saw the release of the third instalment in the HOUSEFULL franchise, HOUSEFULL 3. The film which features an ensemble cast of Akshay Kumar, Abhishek Bachchan, Riteish Deshmukh, Jacqueline Fernandez, Lisa Haydon and Nargis Fakhri released in approx. 600 screens in the overseas.
The movie has grossed approx. 1.2 mil. AED [2.2 crores] in its opening day in the U.A.E/G.C.C territories. It has registered one of the highest non-Eid openings. If opening day comparisons have to be drawn for these territories, then Bajirao Mastani had grossed 690k AED, Singh is Blling had grossed 810k while Welcome Back had grossed approx. 1 mil. AED
Details from other territories as below
New Zealand box office: 28,088 USD [18.75 lacs] from 16 screens
U.K. box office: 119,165 USD [79.57 lacs] from 69 screens
Australia box office: 46,950 USD [31.35 lacs] from 27 screens
U.S.A. box office: 149,249 USD [1.0 crore] from 122 screens
Canada box office: 34,576 USD [23.08 lacs] from 14 screens
The total overseas Day 1 gross for HOUSEFULL 3 stands at approx. 2 mil. USD [13.36 crores]. This is the *second highest opening day* after FAN which grossed approx. 2.7 mil. USD in its opening day in the overseas.