Director Rohit Shetty's film "Chennai Express" continues to rake in collections at the box office in its fourth week of theatrical run. The family entertainer, which has been declared an all-time blockbuster, has earned ₹223.33 crore nett since the time it was released in India.
The collections of the film in the fourth week were pretty much in the same range as earlier weeks. On its fourth Monday it raked in ₹56 lakh and on Tuesday it raked in ₹51 lakh.
"#ChennaiExpress [Week 4] Fri 81 lacs, Sat 1.14 cr, Sun 1.89 cr, Mon 56 lacs, Tue 51 lacs. Grand total: ₹223.33 cr. All Time Blockbuster," trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted.
The collections of the Shah Rukh Khan-Deepika Padukone starrer has dipped in its fourth week due to less number of screens and new releases.
However, the film maintained good speed and raked in more than ₹220 crore, which no Bollywood film has fetched till now. The film will not touch the ₹250 crore mark in the domestic market, but has now set a new target for other films.
The film might finish its box office run in India after the fourth week as two films - "Zanjeer" and "Shuddh Desi Romance", are set to release on 6 September.
The film's director is riding high after the blockbuster success of "Chennai Express". In an interview to India Today, Rohit thanked Shah Rukh for the success of the film.
"I think you need to be a great human being like Shah Rukh Khan to do that. Very rarely a person does that be it an actor or a producer or whoever. I think he is brilliant. He is a great human being. As a producer he knew we were making a high budget film. Never was there a discussion between him and me about 'Rohit you need to take care," he said.