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SRK's Chennai Express breaks records overseas

Agencies   August 17, 2013
First Published: 13:27 IST(17/8/2013) | Last Updated: 13:45 IST(19/8/2013)
Chennai Express has set yet another record, this time in the international markets. Shah Rukh Khan breaks his own record of overseas opening collections with Chennai Express that has collected Rs. 72 crores in 9 days.

Earlier, SRK's My Name Is Khan held the record at 32 crores.

The earnings in week 2 in New Zealand were NZ$ 189,378 (Rs 94.69 lakhs). The Rohit Shetty's directorial venture made an average of A$ 573,592 (Rs 3.25 cr) in Australia.

The film earned £ 14,33,245 (Rs 13.82 cr) at ticket windows in the UK in the second week of its release. Chennai Express grossed Rs. 53 crores in the first week of its release from UK, USA-Canada, UAE-GCC and Australia alone.

The Times of India quotes distributor Girish Johar, "The film has the highest overseas collection. It released in 670 screens abroad and has collected 51 crore in the opening period. Shah Rukh has broken his own record of the highest overseas collections for the opening weekend, which was held by My Name Is Khan." It has done phenomenal business in Pakistan, USA, UK and Dubai."

(Figures: Taran Adarsh, Box Office India)
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