Bollywood's newest release "Chennai Express" has struck another record by crossing ₹100 crore on its fourth day at the Indian box office. Rohit shetty's directorial rom-com has become the fastest film to cross the century mark in the opening weekend.
The film starring Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone has minted ₹100.42 crore in its opening weekend in India.
"#ChennaiExpress Thu previews 6.75 cr, Fri 33.12 cr, Sat 28.05 cr, Sun 32.50 cr. Total: 100.42 cr nett. MONSTROUS Weekend... India biz only," trade analyst Taran Adrash tweeted.
Earlier, "Ek Tha Tiger" was holding the record of fastest film to make over ₹100 crore in just five days of its release in India. The Salman Khan starrer was also released on Eid last year and had earned ₹100.16 crore in those five days.
"Chennai Express" was unstoppable in the opening weekend. The collections declined slightly on Saturday, but on Sunday it picked up. The film has set four records within four days.
1. "Chennai Express" has the highest paid preview record after earning ₹6.75 crore. It also broke Aamir Khan's "3 Idiot" record which had minted over ₹2 crore.
2. The film fetched ₹33.12 crore on the first day, which is the highest opening day collection record in India.
3. It also made the highest second-day earnings with ₹28.05 crore.
The film has also taken the overseas box office by storm. In just three days, the film minted ₹35 crore from international markets.
"#ChennaiExpress Overseas Sat $ 2.3 million to $ 2.4 million. Total till Saturday: ₹35 cr. FABULOUS!" Adarsh tweeted.
"#ChennaiExpress USA-Canada will cross $ 2.5 million today ... UK will cross £ 1 million today ... UAE-GCC will cross $ 2 million today. WOW!"
The much hyped "Chennai Express" is doing pretty well at the Pakistan box office as well. According to Adarsh, the film has grossed $100,000 on Saturday.
Adding the overseas figure, the overall total of the film stands at ₹135.42 crore. Made on a budget of ₹90 crore, the film has earned the production cost within four days of its release.