IMAX Corporation and Yash Raj Films, India’s leading film studio, announced Friday that Dhoom:3, part three of producer Aditya Chopra and filmmaker Vijay Krishna Acharya’s action-thriller series, starring Aamir Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, Katrina Kaif, and Uday Chopra, will debut in 13 IMAX territories on 37 IMAX screenings beginning Friday, Dec. 20.
According to IMAX, Dhoom:3 marks the first Indian film to be released in IMAX theatres and the widest non-Hollywood IMAX debut ever. For its opening weekend, the film has sold out every Indian IMAX screen that offers advanced tickets, it was stated.
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Dhoom: 3 will debut Dec. 20 in select IMAX theatres in India, North America, Australia, Malaysia, Dubai, Kuwait, Netherlands and Qatar; Dec. 25 in New Zealand; Dec. 27 in the UK and South Africa; and Jan. 2 in Hong Kong and Singapore.
“Our global network has grown to the point to where a Bollywood blockbuster like Dhoom:3 isn’t just confined to local audiences, but can be enjoyed by IMAX moviegoers around the world,” said Greg Foster, CEO of IMAX Entertainment.
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“The excitement we’ve seen from Indian moviegoers around the first-ever IMAX release of an Indian feature film has been tremendous,” said Aditya Chopra, chairman, Yash Raj Films Pvt. Ltd.
“We look forward to working with IMAX to usher in a new era in Indian filmmaking and moviegoing that will immerse fans in India and across the world into the drama, action and grandeur of Hindi movies like nothing they’ve experienced before.”
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The companies announced a multi-picture agreement in March 2013 to release three films in IMAX, including Dhoom:3 and Paani.
The IMAX release of Dhoom:3 will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience with proprietary IMAX DMR (Digital Re-mastering) technology.
Photo courtesy: Yash Raj Films