MUMBAI: Box office history has been created! Shah Rukh Khan starrer ‘Chennai Express’, directed by Rohit Shetty and produced by Red Chillies Entertainment, has shattered the previous box office record held by Salman Khan’s ‘Ek Tha Tiger’.
As reported by us, Salman Khan’s ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ had a mammoth opening last Eid, with the highest ever collections at Rs 320 million (Rs 32 crore) net (SEE STORY HERE)
In comparison, SRK has begun the BO race on an even sturdier note, garnering a whopping Rs 330 million (Rs 33 crore) net on Day 1 itself!
‘Chennai Express’, which also stars Deepika Padukone, looks geared to touch Rs 100 crore very soon. The question now seems to be how soon ‘Chennai Express’ can beat ‘Ek Tha Tiger’s 100 crore record, which the Salman Khan film achieved in a mere 5 days.
Meanwhile, the record-holder for the highest ever box office collections (Rs 200+ crore) is held by Aamir Khan starrer ‘3 Idiots’, directed by Rajkumar Hirani. ‘3 Idiots’ had opened in 2009, with a day 1 collections of a staid Rs 125 million (Rs 12.5 crore) net on its opening day.
It should be interesting to see whether SRK can shatter the record held by Aamir’s ‘3 Idiots’, and with such highly impressive box office collections on Day 1, it seems quite possible that he will.