‘Chennai Express breaks ‘3 Idiots’ box-office record


It is true that audience can make or break a movie at the ticket counter. ‘Chennai Express’ is testimony of the stated fact. The movie became the fastest movie to enter Rs.100 crore club. Then in 2 weeks it smoothly entered Rs.200 crore club.

On its third Friday, ‘Chennai Express’ did a business of 2.15 crores and hence left ‘3 Idiots’ record behind. Till now ‘3 idiots’ was the highest grosser movie of Bollywood, but Rohit’s perfect masala recipe for ‘Chennai Express’ along with Shahrukh’s acumen business skills led the latter to become the highest grosser Bollywood movie.

Well known film trade Analyst, Tatan Adarsh said, “Rohit Shetty becomes most successful director of Hindi cinema: 3 centuries and 1 double century. Four films that feature in 100 cr+ grossers!”

He further said, “Records are meant to be shattered and #ChennaiExpress does just that. Becomes the BIGGEST grosser of Hindi cinema.”

With this movie, director Rohit Shetty became the king of commercial cinema. Four of his recent movies including ‘Chennai Express’ entered Rs.100 crore club. His other three movies are Golmaal 3, Singham and Bol Bachchan. Rohit Shetty is in a jubilant mood.

After the grand success of ‘Chennai Express, Rohit Shetty and Shahrukh decided to throw a party on Thursday night for the entire crew of the movie at J W Marriott in Juhu, a western Mumbai five star hotel.

Before the party, Shahrukh Khan tweeted, “Yay party tonite with all the people who actually made the film possible. Team #ChennaiExpress all 300 of them. Red & Black & Hair Down!!'

Well a comparison between the collections of ‘3 Idiots’ and ‘Chennai Express’ shows that while the former gained 2.5 crores from paid previews the latter gained 6.75 crores. The first day collection of ‘3 Idiots’ was 12.5 crores whereas the first day collection of ‘Chennai Express’ was 33.12 crores. On fourth day ‘Chennai Express’ entered Rs.100 crore club, though it took time for ‘3 Idiots’ to enter 100 crore club. The first week collection for ‘3 Idiots’ was 79.5 crores whereas for ‘Chennai Express’ it was 156.7 crores. 2nd week total for the former was 136 crores whereas for the latter, it was 200.54 crores. Thus it can be seen that day by day ‘Chennai Express’ took leap over ‘3 Idiots’.

‘Chennai Express’ stars Deepika Padukone and Shahrukh Khan in the lead roles.


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