BOX OFFICE: ‘Chennai Express’ Still Strong In Third Week

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'Chennai Express' has long crossed the Rs 2 billion mark and the record of the highest Bollywood grosser held by '3 Idiots' too. Onto newer records now!
'Chennai Express' has long crossed the Rs 2 billion mark and the record of the highest Bollywood grosser held by '3 Idiots' too. Onto newer records now!

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MUMBAI: There’s no stopping this juggernaut. Earlier this week, ‘Chennai Express’ breached the Rs 2 billion (Rs 200 crore) mark, and then quickly broke the box-office record of being the highest Bollywood grosser, which was held by ‘3 Idiots’ for so many years. (Read story here) And now, left to its own, it is just creating newer records.

In its third week at the box office, the film collected about  Rs 174.6 million (Rs 17.46 crore) net. In comparison, most films tend to earn that much in their first week, so this is a very good number.

The total collection now stands, at the end of the third week, at Rs 2.15 billion (Rs 215.6 crore). ‘Chennai Express’ completely demolished ‘Once Upon A Time In Mumbai Dobaara’. On the other hand, ‘Madras Cafe’ did well within its budget.

With the big-banner ‘Satyagraha’ releasing this week, it is to be seen whether Shah Rukh Khan continues his money-making for another week.