Aamir Khan starrer 3 Idiots has surpassed his last year's release, Ghajini in terms of weekend collection with 30 per cent more profit at the box office.
The Rajkumar Hirani directed film, which released last Friday, has grossed Rs 93 crore worldwide till Sunday.
Even the paid previews have garnered over Rs 9 crore gross worldwide in collection which is above Ghajini's collection of Rs 7 crore gross worldwide.
"Response has been overwhelming from all over the world. Aamir, Raju and I knew from the responses earlier on that people liked the film but this is something else," said Vidhu Vinod Chopra, producer of the film.
3 Idiots, which the producers claim is the most widely released Hindi film till date, opened in India with 1550 prints in over 1760 screens and overseas 342 prints in over 366 screens in over 40 countries.
The figures from USA and Canada show the biggest opening weekend ever for a Hindi film.
"We have got reports from places like Australia that they have reduced Avatar shows and increased ours. 3 Idiots is the highest grossing Hindi film ever in Australia on its opening weekend. Similarly in US, I have been told that 3 Idiots would be highest ever for a Hindi film," Chopra added.
In the UK, 3 Idiots is claimed to have surpassed all other Hindi films and reached just below Shah Rukh Khan starrer Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna, even though all theatres were shut down for Christmas and business has been for two days.