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As of February 2012, 3 Idiots grossed roughly 385 crore (US$96.77 million). Box Office India declared the film an "All time Blockbuster", and it is one of the films on their list of "Biggest Blockbusters Ever In Hindi Cinema".
3 Idiots worldwide Collections breakdown
Territory Nett collections (After entertainment tax)
India 202.57 crore (US$36.87 million)
99.02 crore (US$18.02 million)
67 crore (US$12.19 million)
(Outside India) US$25 million(116 crore)
US$6,532,874 (United States)
Worldwide 385 crore (US$70.07 million)
It broke all box office records upon release. In its four-day first weekend, the film netted 38 crore (US$6.92 million), and broke the record held by Ghajini for the first weekend collections. By the first week, the film netted 79.5 crore (US$14.47 million), again breaking the box office record held by Ghajini. 3 Idiots had nett grossed 56 crore (US$10.19 million) in its 2nd week,30.25 crore (US$5.51 million) during the third week,16 crore (US$2.91 million) in its fourth week and 9.75 crore (US$1.77 million) in fifth to make a total of 191 crore (US$34.76 million) in five weeks.
Box Office India declared the film an "All time Blockbuster", and it is one of the films on their list of "Biggest Blockbusters Ever In Hindi Cinema".
3 Idiots is the highest-grossing Bollywood film in overseas markets with record overseas gross of US$ 25 million. 3 Idiots first weekend opening collection in overseas was $4 million. It set record collections for Indian-produced films in territories such as United States, Australia, Fiji, and some African territories. In the United States, the film earned $6.5 million since its opening, in addition to over $2.5 million in the United Kingdom, over $2 million in Canada, nearly $1 million in Australia, and over $3 million in South Korea. 3 Idiots has the biggest first week total in US with around $3 million over its first four days.
Unusual for an Indian film, 3 Idiots has become a major success in East Asian markets. The film had the longest showing period at cinemas in Taiwan, for more than two months from December 2010, breaking the record of Avatar, with over TWD $10 million grossed. The film was the first aired Indian film in Hong Kong, where it grossed HKD $22 million since its showing from September 1, 2011, as of January 2012, and the equivalent of over US $3 million as of 4 March 2012. In China, where it is known as San Geshagua ("Three Idiots"), the film grossed $1.15 million in four days in December 2011, eventually crossing the $2 million mark within 18 days, and nearly $3 million within a month, as of 5 January 2012. Alongside the original Hindi version, a Chinese-dubbed version was also released, with the popular actress Tang Wei (best known for Lust, Caution) voicing Kareena Kapoor's role. One reason for its success in East Asian markets such as China and Hong Kong is because of their similar education systems, thus many students were able to identify with the characters, with some Chinese universities "even prescribing the film in their coursework as a kind of stress-relief in their classrooms." Following its success in other Asian markets, Japanese distributor Nikkatsu has announced plans to release the film in Japan.
Javed Jaffrey as Ranchhoddas Shamaldas Chhanchad (Cameo)
Arun Bali as Shamaldas Chhanchad
Ali Fazal as Joy Lobo
Akhil Mishra as Mr. Dubey (Librarian)
Rajeev Ravindranathan as Lead Ragging Senior
Harvinder Singh as Mr. Dhillon
Achyut Potdar as Workshop Class Professor
Pitobash as ICE college student
The shoot of the film with the supporting characters began on 28 July 2008. Hirani and his team left in late August for the shoot with the principal cast. The film was shot in Delhi, Bangalore, Mumbai, Ladakh, Chail and Shimla. Aamir and rest of the cast began shooting in early September. Hirani planned to wrap up the film by December. The first scene was shot in an aircraft with Madhavan. From Mumbai, the crew and cast comprising Aamir and Kareena went to Ladakh for a 20-day schedule. The shooting also took place at the Indian Institute of Management – Bangalore for 33 days as a part of the second schedule of production.