Apparently, the film has netted record Rs.6.75 crore through paid previews and collected Rs.33.12 crore on its First Day which is another record.
Interestingly, both these records were held by SRK’s arch rivals Aamir Khan and Salman Khan’s films. While Aamir’s ‘3 Idiots’ had collected Rs.2.75 crore through its paid previews, Salman’s ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ had garnered Rs.32.19 crore on it’s opening day.
However, SRK’s ‘Chennai Express’ now stands tall for both the records.
Meanwhile, the film has received mixed reviews from the critics but it seems it hasn’t affected its business at all. In fact, audience is enjoying the masala entertainer very much.
The next two weekend days are also expected to be very strong for ‘Chennai Express’ and it’s just a matter of time(or 4-5 days) when this train enters the Rs.100 crore club. But what remains to be seen is whether the film will break ‘Ek Tha Tiger’s record of the fastest Rs.10o crore collection. Let’s wait and watch, it’s in the sight too.
‘Chennai Express’ is directed by Rohit Shetty. It’s a co-production of Red Chilies Entertainment and UTV Motion Pictures.