Chennai Express box office: The Shahrukh Khan-Deepika Padukone starrer becomes first film ever to cross Rs 100 crore nett in opening weekend!

Mon, August 12, 2013 12:42pm UTC by 11 Comments
Chennai Express box office: The Shahrukh Khan-Deepika Padukone starrer becomes first film ever to cross Rs 100 crore nett in opening weekend!

Rohit Shetty’s latest romcom has not just created history at the domestic and overseas box office by touching the magical figure in just three days, but has set new benchmarks in the trade!

That the Shahrukh Khan-Deepika Padukone starrer Chennai Express earned Rs 100 crores at the box office isn’t surprising at all. In fact, everyone has been anxiously waiting to see how soon it would enter the coveted Rs 100 crore club and whether it would break box office records of Salman Khan’s Ek Tha Tiger and Ranbir Kapoor’s Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (which made Rs 100 crore in just a week earlier this year). And yes, the Baadshah’s romcom has done it! All this, despite CE garnering not-so-positive reviews and not really thrilling the audiences. We guess that’s SRK‘s magic touch!

CE has created history by crossing the Rs 100 crore mark in its opening weekend itself,” tweeted an elated Taran Adarsh. “That also makes it the fastest ever to reach this magical figure. The film was unstoppable all through the weekend. It has shattered previous records and set new benchmarks. Box office break-up: Highest paid preview movie: Rs 6.75 crore; highest opening day: Rs 33.12 crore; day two: Rs 28.05 crore; day three: Rs 32.50 crore. Collected Rs 100.42 crore nett in its opening weekend. Monstrous start!” He added: “Not just India, Rohit Shetty’s romcom fared exceptionally well overseas and has created history in USA and Canada. Collects $ 683,000 on Fri. May cross $ 700,000. Biggest Hindi opener. In Pakistan CE crossed $ 100,000 on Saturday. SUPERB!”

“Going by the way it has taken the box office in India and overseas by storm, calling this film the ‘bullet train’ would have been more apt than ‘Chennai Express‘! By doing a full blown commercial, masala style film after Om Shanti Om way back in 2007 and raking in a phenomenal response, SRK has proven to his detractors that there’s a reason why he’s called the King Khan!” said exhibitor-distributor Akshaye Rathi.

SRK’s dearest friend Farah Khan congratulated him and her discovery Deepika Padukone on the super success of their film on Twitter: “BIG HUGGG 2 @iamsrk 4 an unheard of 100 crore weekend!! Aapki express 2 superfast se bhi tez nikli! Congrats my sweets.”

We congratulate everyone associated with CE for its stupendous success and watch to see when this Express reaches its destination – and where would that be, we wonder!Subscribe to me on YouTube

  • Jeet

    its awesome………i love this movie…….

  • Joy kumar shaw

    To day I watch Chennai express. But I realy say – it s very good cenama. I lke Chennai express. thanks Chennai express- thanks sharukh- mera mind ko firse jagaya dia

  • Dumb Founded

    Its funny how overacting, over the to movies get so much attention, but movies with substance…noone even watches them…indian audience are funny.

    • Ralph

      Because you dont UNDERSTAND Cinema..
      you only think there are ONE genre of cinema..

      there are multiple Genres..

      And people like this Genre, and not the serious sort.. people like to get entertained.. and not get emotional…

      I hope you understand it, and dont try to sound intellectual by dissing a style of cinema, just because YOU dont understand it.

  • Dumb Founded

    Its funny how overacting, over the to movies get so much attention, but movies with substance…noone even watches them…indian audience are funny. very sad

  • sara

    good movie

  • Ralph

    WHY only put SRK’s name?

    Its DEEPIKA’s movie too you know!

  • pramod

    It was nice to see chennai express, crosses mark of 100 cr just in 3 days, i saw movie, will see again with friends, and third time with family also.. SRK rocks..

  • jashobanta behera

    What a movie Rohit Shetty….. It is one of the best picture i have ever seen…. And I am sure that ”CHENNAI EXPRESS” will break the record of ”3IDIOTS”….

  • Shifa

    No Gaali No Bakwaas No Kiss
    Fully Family Entnmnt Movie Nikaal Kar Saari Duniya Ko Srk Ne Muh Thod Zawaab De Diya Na Jaane Ab Baakiyon Ka Kya Hoga……??????????
    Get On Heart Baby…………..!
    Ab Tho Duniya K Dil K Flat From Se Guzaar Rahi Hai ……!

  • Salahuddin Siddiqui

    A movie with North & South culture together keeping all entertainment items intact . A brilliant idea to bring India together. Well done job by SRK & his team. Hope this movie will give a new direction of thought in Indian cinema.


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