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Chennai Express smashes more records, makes fastest 100 crore

Hindustantimes.com  New Delhi, August 12, 2013
First Published: 10:35 IST(12/8/2013) | Last Updated: 16:22 IST(12/8/2013)

Rohit Shetty's latest directotial venture Chennai Express is all out to smash records. The Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone-starrer has already made an average collection of Rs. 100 crore, the fastest entry to the club.  Earlier, Salman Khan-starrer Ek Tha Tiger collections crossed Rs. 100 crore in six days.

Chennai Express averaged Rs. 28.05 crore on Saturday and Rs. 32.50 crore on Sunday at the ticket windows. 

The film earned Rs. 6.75 crore from paid previews on Thursday and collected around Rs. 33.12 crore on the opening day, making a total of Rs. 100.42 crore.

The overseas earnings of the film are estimated at a total of Rs. 45 crore over the weekend.

"We have received an overwhelming response from all quarters and the film is being loved by everyone. Though 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", says Gaurav Verma, Director - India theatrical distribution, Studios, Disney UTV.





Prakhar Joshi, Head - Programming PVR Cinemas also can't stop beaming about the success. "Now CE holds the record of biggest opening day at PVR- if you add previews, this number becomes even bigger. We were always confident of film doing well thus backed it with maximum show caning and right ticket pricing."

The movie opened in at least 3500 screens across the country on August 9. The overall collection for Thursday in UK was £ 142,220 while in Australia and New Zealand A$ 38,315 and NZ$ 8,058, respectively.

The comic caper has made decent collections at foreign ticket windows as well.

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