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3 Idiots (2009)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $6,533,849Details
International Box Office $63,000,000Details
Worldwide Box Office $69,533,849
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Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office 5,430 $6,533,849
All Time International Box Office 1,214 $63,000,000
All Time Worldwide Box Office 1,919 $69,533,849
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies 419 $6,533,849
All Time Domestic Box Office for Comedy Movies 1,371 $6,533,849
All Time International Box Office for Comedy Movies 198 $63,000,000
All Time Worldwide Box Office for Comedy Movies 430 $69,533,849

See the Box Office tab (Domestic) and International tab (International and Worldwide) for more Cumulative Box Office Records.


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: December 23rd, 2009 (Limited) by Big Pictures
International Releases: August 18th, 2011 (Wide) (South Korea)
Video Release: May 18th, 2010 by Big Pictures Video
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for thematic material, some disturbing images and crude humor.
(Rating bulletin 2160, 2/13/2011)
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Keywords: Medical and Hospitals, Dysfunctional Family, Romance, Coming of Age, Surprise Twist, Voiceover/Narration, Non-Chronological, Photography, Academics, Secret Identity, College, Bollywood, Foreign Language
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Countries: India

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest Domestic 12th Weekend 4,003 $671 Mar 12, 2010 82
Biggest 12th Weekend Limited Release 1,913 $671 Mar 12, 2010 82
Theater Average 12th Weekend Limited Release 1,847 $336 Mar 12, 2010 82
Biggest Domestic 11th Weekend 4,347 $1,077 Mar 5, 2010 75
Biggest 11th Weekend Limited Release 1,988 $1,077 Mar 5, 2010 75
Theater Average 11th Weekend Limited Release 1,707 $539 Mar 5, 2010 75
Biggest Domestic 9th Weekend 3,911 $14,530 Feb 19, 2010 61
Biggest 9th Weekend Limited Release 1,252 $14,530 Feb 19, 2010 61
Theater Average 9th Weekend Limited Release 1,851 $660 Feb 19, 2010 61
Biggest Domestic 8th Weekend 4,010 $24,057 Feb 12, 2010 54
Biggest 8th Weekend Limited Release 1,163 $24,057 Feb 12, 2010 54
Theater Average 8th Weekend Limited Release 558 $2,005 Feb 12, 2010 54
Biggest Domestic 7th Weekend 4,171 $37,486 Feb 5, 2010 47
Biggest 7th Weekend Limited Release 1,119 $37,486 Feb 5, 2010 47
Theater Average 7th Weekend Limited Release 1,883 $937 Feb 5, 2010 47
Biggest Domestic 6th Weekend 3,991 $81,475 Jan 29, 2010 40
Biggest 6th Weekend Limited Release 913 $81,475 Jan 29, 2010 40
Theater Average 6th Weekend Limited Release 1,443 $1,455 Jan 29, 2010 40
Biggest Domestic 5th Weekend 4,034 $148,745 Jan 22, 2010 33
Biggest 5th Weekend Limited Release 792 $148,745 Jan 22, 2010 33
Theater Average 5th Weekend Limited Release 1,398 $1,814 Jan 22, 2010 33
Biggest Domestic 4th Weekend 3,973 $326,563 Jan 15, 2010 26
Biggest 4th Weekend Limited Release 546 $326,563 Jan 15, 2010 26
Theater Average 4th Weekend Limited Release 1,101 $2,721 Jan 15, 2010 26
Biggest Domestic 3rd Weekend 4,107 $594,380 Jan 8, 2010 19
Biggest 3rd Weekend Limited Release 369 $594,380 Jan 8, 2010 19
Theater Average 3rd Weekend Limited Release 1,060 $3,810 Jan 8, 2010 19
Biggest Domestic 2nd Weekend 3,920 $1,494,542 Jan 1, 2010 12
Biggest 2nd Weekend Limited Release 130 $1,494,542 Jan 1, 2010 12
Theater Average 2nd Weekend Limited Release 385 $11,322 Jan 1, 2010 12
Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend 4,312 $1,645,502 Dec 25, 2009 5
Biggest Opening Weekend Limited Release 165 $1,645,502 Dec 25, 2009 5
Theater Average Opening Weekend Limited Release 865 $13,828 Dec 25, 2009 5
Theater Average Limited Release 1,269 $13,828 Dec 25, 2009 5
Top 2009 Theater Average Limited Release 58 $13,828 Dec 25, 2009 5
Never Wide Domestic 488 $6,533,849 Dec 23, 2009 0
Never No. 1 Domestic 3,595 $6,533,849 Dec 23, 2009 0
Widest Expansion Limited Release 1,328 37 Dec 23, 2009 0

Featured DVD Review: 3 Idiots

April 26th, 2011

When 3 Idiots opened in India in 2009, it set records, many of them. It went on to become the first Indian film to cross $50 million worldwide and was the first Bollywood film to earn more than $5 million here. On the other hand, it is still a niche market film. Will the movie find a cross-over audience now that it is coming out on DVD? More...

Contest: Ignorance is Bliss

April 15th, 2011

There are two wide releases opening with Water for Elephants likely opening in many more theaters than Madea's Big Happy Family. However, I've learned to not bet against Madea and it is the latter film that is the target film in this week's box office prediction contest. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office number for Madea's Big Happy Family. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win a copy of 3 Idiots on DVD. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will also win a copy of 3 Idiots on DVD. Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for March 30th, 2010

March 30th, 2010

The trailing end of the winter blockbuster releases are hitting the home market over the next month. This week we have two $200 million hits, Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel and Sherlock Holmes. There are also a few Oscar nominated movies: An Education and The Baader Meinhof Complex. Three of these four are worth picking up (as are a number of smaller releases) but none scream Pick of the Week. More...

International Details: Complicated in Sixth Place

January 31st, 2010

It's Complicated saw its weekend haul climb 16%, but it still fell out of the top five. It added $10.37 million over the weekend on 2,665 screens in 32 markets for a total of $50.92 million after a month of release. The film opened in third place in Germany with $2.40 million on 552 screens over the weekend and $2.74 million in total. Meanwhile in the U.K. it added $1.84 million on 431 screens over the weekend for a total of $8.72 million after three weeks of release. With debuts in Japan, South Korea, and Italy still ahead of it, it could reach $100 million internationally to go with its $100 million domestic total. More...

International Details: Up in the Charts

January 24th, 2010

Up in the Air started its international run in sixth place with $5.83 million on 936 screens in 9 markets. This includes a fifth place debut in the U.K. where it earned $2.13 million on 325 screens while it also managed fifth in Australia with $1.61 million on just 173 screens. While it is hard for films to open in limited release domestically and expand wide, it is usually a lot harder for these films to thrive internationally. After all, many international markets are simply too small to have a thriving limited release marketplace. It will be interesting to see if this film will be able to take its performance during Awards Season and turn it into a successful international run despite this. More...

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2009/12/25 12 $1,645,502   119 $13,828   $2,149,227 5
2010/01/01 12 $1,494,542 -9% 132 $11,322   $4,757,078 12
2010/01/08 17 $594,380 -60% 156 $3,810   $5,602,976 19
2010/01/15 25 $326,563 -45% 120 $2,721   $6,053,769 26
2010/01/22 31 $148,745 -54% 82 $1,814   $6,296,784 33
2010/01/29 39 $81,475 -45% 56 $1,455   $6,410,868 40
2010/02/05 45 $37,486 -54% 40 $937   $6,466,218 47
2010/02/12 48 $24,057 -36% 12 $2,005   $6,501,517 54
2010/02/19 60 $14,530 -40% 22 $660   $6,523,137 61
2010/03/05 94 $1,077   2 $539   $6,528,891 75
2010/03/12 106 $671 -38% 2 $336   $6,533,849 82

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2009/12/23 - $180,514   119 $1,517   $180,514 1
2009/12/24 10 $323,211 +79% 119 $2,716   $503,725 2
2009/12/25 12 $657,207 +103% 119 $5,523   $1,160,932 3
2009/12/26 12 $516,133 -21% 119 $4,337   $1,677,065 4
2009/12/27 12 $472,282 -8% 119 $3,969   $2,149,347 5
2009/12/28 13 $267,913 -43% 119 $2,251   $2,417,260 6
2009/12/29 12 $299,333 +12% 119 $2,515   $2,716,593 7
2009/12/30 12 $300,888 +1% 119 $2,528   $3,017,481 8
2009/12/31 12 $245,128 -19% 119 $2,060   $3,262,609 9
2010/01/01 12 $630,178 +157% 132 $4,774   $3,892,714 10
2010/01/02 12 $553,624 -12% 132 $4,194   $4,446,338 11
2010/01/03 12 $310,740 -44% 132 $2,354   $4,757,078 12
2010/01/06 - $65,168   132 $494   $4,964,310 15
2010/01/07 - $44,294 -32% 132 $336   $5,008,604 16
2010/01/08 - $134,538 +204% 156 $862   $5,143,134 17
2010/01/09 - $272,194 +102% 156 $1,745   $5,415,328 18
2010/01/10 - $187,648 -31% 156 $1,203   $5,602,976 19
2010/01/11 - $25,791 -86% 156 $165   $5,628,767 20
2010/01/12 - $39,523 +53% 156 $253   $5,668,290 21
2010/01/13 - $30,841 -22% 156 $198   $5,699,131 22
2010/01/14 - $26,984 -13% 156 $173   $5,726,115 23
2010/01/15 - $67,252 +149% 120 $560   $5,794,558 24
2010/01/16 - $137,743 +105% 120 $1,148   $5,932,301 25
2010/01/17 - $121,468 -12% 120 $1,012   $6,053,769 26
2010/01/18 27 $48,136 -60% 120 $401   $6,101,905 27
2010/01/19 - $15,953 -67% 120 $133   $6,117,858 28
2010/01/20 - $15,414 -3% 120 $128   $6,133,272 29
2010/01/21 - $13,459 -13% 120 $112   $6,147,613 30
2010/01/22 - $33,781 +151% 82 $412   $6,181,394 31
2010/01/23 - $73,697 +118% 82 $899   $6,255,091 32
2010/01/24 - $41,267 -44% 82 $503   $6,296,784 33
2010/01/25 - $6,430 -84% 82 $78   $6,303,214 34
2010/01/26 - $9,699 +51% 82 $118   $6,312,913 35
2010/01/27 - $7,690 -21% 82 $94   $6,320,603 36
2010/01/28 - $7,980 +4% 82 $97   $6,328,583 37
2010/01/29 - $18,056 +126% 56 $322   $6,346,639 38
2010/01/30 - $37,436 +107% 56 $669   $6,384,075 39
2010/01/31 - $25,983 -31% 56 $464   $6,410,058 40
2010/02/01 - $4,127 -84% 56 $74   $6,414,185 41
2010/02/02 - $4,844 +17% 56 $87   $6,419,029 42
2010/02/03 - $4,398 -9% 56 $79   $6,423,427 43
2010/02/04 - $4,330 -2% 56 $77   $6,427,757 44
2010/02/05 - $9,761 +125% 40 $244   $6,437,518 45
2010/02/06 - $19,371 +98% 40 $484   $6,456,889 46
2010/02/07 - $9,387 -52% 40 $235   $6,466,218 47
2010/02/08 - $1,966 -79% 40 $49   $6,468,184 48
2010/02/09 - $3,163 +61% 40 $79   $6,471,347 49
2010/02/10 - $2,123 -33% 40 $53   $6,473,470 50
2010/02/11 - $2,957 +39% 40 $74   $6,477,460 51
2010/02/12 - $3,625 +23% 12 $302   $6,481,085 52
2010/02/13 - $9,602 +165% 12 $800   $6,490,687 53
2010/02/14 - $10,873 +13% 12 $906   $6,501,560 54
2010/02/15 51 $4,132 -62% 12 $344   $6,505,649 55
2010/02/16 - $887 -79% 12 $74   $6,506,536 56
2010/02/17 - $869 -2% 12 $72   $6,507,405 57
2010/02/18 - $1,159 +33% 12 $97   $6,508,564 58
2010/02/19 - $3,384 +192% 22 $154   $6,511,948 59
2010/02/20 - $7,048 +108% 22 $320   $6,518,996 60
2010/02/21 - $4,098 -42% 22 $186   $6,523,094 61
2010/02/22 - $966 -76% 22 $44   $6,524,060 62
2010/02/23 - $1,034 +7% 22 $47   $6,525,094 63
2010/02/24 - $1,351 +31% 22 $61   $6,526,445 64
2010/02/25 - $1,326 -2% 22 $60   $6,527,771 65
2010/03/05 - $192   2 $96   $6,528,006 73
2010/03/06 - $514 +168% 2 $257   $6,528,520 74
2010/03/07 - $371 -28% 2 $186   $6,528,891 75
2010/03/12 - $121   2 $61   $6,533,299 80
2010/03/13 - $395 +226% 2 $198   $6,533,694 81
2010/03/14 - $155 -61% 2 $78   $6,533,849 82

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2009/12/18 22 $503,845   119 $4,234   $503,845 2
2009/12/25 12 $2,758,811 +448% 119 $23,183   $3,262,536 9
2010/01/01 13 $1,746,060 -37% 132 $13,228   $5,008,596 16
2010/01/08 17 $718,610 -59% 156 $4,606   $5,727,206 23
2010/01/15 25 $420,833 -41% 120 $3,507   $6,148,039 30
2010/01/22 32 $181,354 -57% 82 $2,212   $6,329,393 37
2010/01/29 41 $99,339 -45% 56 $1,774   $6,428,732 44
2010/02/05 45 $48,728 -51% 40 $1,218   $6,477,460 51
2010/02/12 53 $31,147 -36% 12 $2,596   $6,508,607 58
2010/02/19 64 $19,207 -38% 22 $873   $6,527,814 65
2010/03/05 81 $5,364   2 $2,682   $6,533,178 79
2010/03/12 109 $671 -87% 2 $336   $6,533,849 86

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
South Korea 8/18/2011 $0 0 39 39 $51,389 11/28/2016
 
Rest of World $62,948,611
 
International Total$63,000,000 11/28/2016

International Cumulative Box Office Records


Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records


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