Breaking four records in four days.. Achieving 100 crores by weekend.. Chenai Express has seriously asked for a new 150 crore club for B-town mega projects... B-town awesome foursome- SRK global charm, UTV's aggressive promotion and distribution strategy, Rohit Shetty's neck to please the entertainment hungry souls of the audience and the grand Eid season weekend had made the impossible possible..
Chennai Express has shattered all the records and posed itself as the fastest winner of the 100 crore club by reaching the benchmark last night on Sunday weekend..
Till Sunday the movie has collected a staggering 100.42 crore net for an earth shattering welcome to the King Khan Shah Rukh Khan this Eid..
Starting with the highest paid previews Rs 6.75 cr on Thursday the movie was expected to shine bright but not many expected it to give a new ray of light but also a hope for a new 150 crore club for mega projects...
Chennai Express has surpassed many hardcore trade pundits expectations and reached the magic figure of 100 crore on Sunday itself breaking all records..
Setting its second record on Friday for the highest day one by posing with a 33.12 cr figure at box office..
Showed a standard drop of around 15% on Saturday.. giving a 28.05 crore figure but that also made it to the record books for the highest day 2..
Sunday night gave the moment of a new light and hope for B-town 150 crore club with Chennai Express setting a new record of crossing 100 crore by weekend..
We are all aware of King Khan's overseas presence.. but this time with Chennai Express India's global superstar has taken the overseas by storm and the figures are huge surpassing all expectations..
US is expected to cross $ 2.5 million today, UK crossed $ 1 million already, hopefully it will cross GBP 1 million today or tomorrow, Gulf will cross $ 2 million today..
In Pakistan Saturday alone was a whopping $ 100,000.. unbelievable.. reports of a big collections from Australia is expected very soon..
Chennai Express is poised for the biggest Indian weekend in overseas..
Already enjoying the highest Thursday for international markets (7.8 croes) mostly having evening paid previews, Friday was $ 2.3 million, Rs. 13.62 cr also highest Friday, crossing 21.4 crore in just in 2 days with figures still to come in.. Saturday is expected to be $ 2.3 to 2.4 million, so another 14.4 cr plus.. putting the three day total to whopping Rs. 36 cr... Amazing..
Chennai Express overseas records
Highest Friday/opening day for UK for a Hindi movie GBP 267,319 - Rs. 2.56 cr
Highest Friday/ opening day for US for a Hindi movie, $ 683,000 and 11 sites yet to report, expected to close above $ 700,000 - Rs. 4.2 cr. that too when this Friday was a full working day and not a holiday in US.
Highest Friday in Gulf for a Hindi movie, estimated to be above $ 600,000 - Rs. 3.6 cr...
Highest Friday in Pakistan, opened only at night shows, 36 screens - $ 80,0000 - Rs. 48 lacs.
Highest Previews Day in Overseas Ever - Thursday:
Chennai Express overseas preview records
Highest in Gulf - 525,000 USD (Estimated) - Rs. 3.15 cr - full release.
Highest in UK - Thursday Previews Highest at 143,719 GBP (228,915 USD) - Rs. 1.37 cr
Highest Opening in Singapore - Thursday GBO 116,293 USD - Rs. 70 Lacs
Highest Thursday Preview in Australia - Thursday GBO 34,314 USD - Rs. 20 Lacs
US - Highest Non Holiday Preview - Thursday Previews at 245,688 USD. - Rs. 1.47 cr
With more good news from overseas expected and reports of Monday going strong coming in.. Chennai Express has an open field for four more days till Thursday... First week total of 150 crores (another record!!) is in the waiting.... the nonstop entertainer helmed by Rohit Shetty , produced by UTV, Red Chillies starring SRK and Deepika Padukone is on record breaking spree and already planted the seeds for bigger 150 crore tree (read benchmark) for the future bollywood mega projects..
Stay tuned for more on this.. much more to come..