Rohit Shetty's directorial "Chennai Express" is unstoppable at theatres across India and overseas including Pakistan.
According to reports, the Deepika Padukone-Shah Rukh Khan starrer has broken all records in the neighbouring country. Mohammad Qadri, media spokesman for IMGC which is the largest distributor of Indian films in Pakistan, said the film has grossed more than ₹40 million since its release.
"I can't give the exact figures now but the initial estimate of ticket sales for the week since its release Chennai Express has grossed over 40 million rupees. The figure will be higher when the final figures of ticket sales for all over Pakistan are available by Monday," Qadri told PTI news.
There is huge demand for "Chennai Express" in Pakistan because of which theatre owners have increased the ticket prices. In some circuits, the film is being screened more than five times a day.
Meanwhile, in India the film is raking in amazing collections even in its second weekend. On the second Friday and Saturday, the film raked in ₹6.75 crore and ₹8.51 crore, respectively. Despite facing competition from another big film at the box office, "Chennai Express" is continuing its dream run.
"#ChennaiExpress Week 1: 156.70 cr. Week 2: Fri 6.5 cr [revised], Sat 8.51 cr. Total: ₹171.71 cr," trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted.
The domestic total of the romantic comedy is approximately ₹171.71 crore. The film is now reaching another milestone i.e. the ₹200 crore mark in India. It requires approximately ₹29 crore to touch the double century mark in India.