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Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan's Chennai Express is flying high these days as it has been smashing all box office records.
After having crossed the Rs 100 crore mark in just three days of its release, Chennai Express has now collected a whopping Rs 150 crore in its fist weekend itself.
Quoting the figures across India, noted critic Taran Adarsh tweeted "#ChennaiExpress sets new benchmarks, crosses 150 cr"
#ChennaiExpress collected Rs 156.70 cr nett in Week 1, inclusive of paid previews. ALL RECORDS SHATTERED!— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) August 16, 2013
The movie also benefitted from the Independence day holiday and collected Rs 19 crore on August 15.
#ChennaiExpress PP 6.75 cr, Fri 33.12 cr, Sat 28.05 cr, Sun 32.5 cr, Mon 12.62 cr, Tue 11.5 cr, Wed 12.56 cr, Thu 19.6 cr. Total: 156.7 cr.— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) August 16, 2013
The Rohit Shetty rom-com featuring Deepika Padukone and Shah Rukh in lead roles hit 3,500 screens all across the country.
Made at a budget of approximately, Rs. 70 crore, the film collected Rs. 6.75 crore from Thursday paid previews in India and on opening day, Rs.33.12 crore.
Chennai Express has been listed number 4 in all-time grosser with 3 Idiots at number 1, followed by Salman Khan's Ek Tha Tiger and then Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani at number 2 and 3 respectively.
With the second weekend coming up, looks like the film is going to reach the much-coveted Rs 200 cr. mark soon.