"Chennai Express" is running like Rajdhani at domestic as well as overseas box offices. The rom-com starring Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone in the lead roles has raked in ₹89.32 crore from worldwide box office in just three days.
The figures also include Thursday's paid preview collections.
Rohit Shetty's directorial film has collected ₹67.92 crore from domestic box offices in just three days - Thursday ₹6.75 crore, Friday ₹33.12 crore and Saturday ₹28.05 crore.
Excluding the paid preview, the action comedy raked in ₹61.17 crore. Salman Khan's "Ek Tha Tiger", which was released on Eid last year, had raked in ₹47.43 crore in two days.
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh on Saturday updated the circuit-wise breakup of the collections on his Twitter handle - Mumbai ₹9.30 crore, Delhi and UP ₹5.40 crore, Punjab ₹1.96 crore, CP Berar ₹1.40 crore, CI ₹93 lakh, Rajasthan ₹1.52 crore, Nizam ₹2.02 crore, Mysore ₹1.95 crore, Tamil Nadu and Kerala ₹1.10 crore, West Bengal ₹1.42 crore, Bihar ₹63 lakh, Assam ₹18 lakh and Orissa ₹25 lakh.
"#ChennaiExpress is on a record-smashing spree. Thu previews 6.75 cr, Fri 33.12 cr, Sat 28.05 cr. Total: ₹67.92 cr nett. MONSTROUS Weekend!" Adarsh said.
"Records are meant to be broken and #ChennaiExpress is doing just that. Collects ₹28.05 cr nett on Saturday. This Express is Flying High!"
In International market too, the rom-com is doing superb collection. It managed to earn ₹21.4 crore in just three days.
"#ChennaiExpress is a MASSIVE opener in Overseas too. Thu previews $ 1.29 million, Fri $ 2.3 million. Total: ₹21.4 cr till Friday. SUPERB!" Adarsh said.
Although released in one of the highest number of screens, theaters owners still ran out of capacity in most locations.
"CE is playing in highest number of screens for any film, we still ran out of capacity in most locations due to this huge demand at the box office and the film is on its way to create new benchmarks," said Gaurav Verma, Director - India theatrical distribution, Studios, Disney UTV, according to IBNLive.