Dhoom: 3 ([ˈd̪ʱuːm 3], English: Blast 3, also abbreviated and known as D:3 and D3) is a 2013 Indian action film, written and directed by Vijay Krishna Acharya and produced by Aditya Chopra. The third installment of the Dhoom series, it features Aamir Khan as the antagonist and Katrina Kaif, with Actor Abhishek Bachchan in the lead role reprising his role of Jai and Uday Chopra reprising his role as Ali Akbar, as in the previous films of the franchise. Made on a budget of ₹1.25 billion (US$20 million), one of the most expensive Bollywood films of all time, Dhoom 3 was released on 20 December 2013, marking itself as the first Bollywood movie to be released in the IMAX motion picture film format with Dolby Atmos surround sound.
The film broke many records on its opening days in India and abroad. Box Office India declared Dhoom 3“the biggest hit of 2013” after two days of release, the film went on to gross ₹4 billion (US$63 million) worldwide in just ten days, to become the highest-grossing Bollywood film of all time in international markets. The initial international gross of Dhoom 3 was US$28 million—eventually breaking the record of 3 Idiots (another Aamir Khan starrer) and making it the second highest-grossing Bollywood film of all time in international markets. It was the 77th highest grossing film of 2013 worldwide.