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Box office collection : Chennai Express collects 33.12 crore on opening (first) day

Mumbai, Aug 11 (): Chennai Express arrived on August 9 with some big expectations and the film continued to do well in the box office collecting 33.12 crore on its opening day.

Film critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsgh tweeted, “Let’s begin the day with a SMASHING news. #ChennaiExpress smashes all previous records, collects Rs 33.12 cr on Friday. Creates HISTORY”.

Chennai Express, directed By Rohit Shetty was promoted heavily and also having the advantage of being released during an auspicious occasion like Eid-ul-Fitr Friday, seems to have paid off.

Film was out on August 8 with paid preview shows. By earning 6.75 crore on the paid preview day in India, Chennai Express has beaten 3 Idiots earning on paid preview show.

Taran tweeted, “#ChennaiExpress Thu previews 6.75 cr, Fri 33.12 cr. Total: 39.87 cr nett. India biz only. All previous records shattered. Creates History!”

Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone starrer “Chennai Express” has created another record at the domestic box office by earning more than Salman Khan’s “Ek Tha Tiger” opening day collections. Chennai Express has raked in a whopping amount of 33.12 crore, shattering the previous record collection of Salman’s spy thriller Ek Tha Tiger which saw a collection of 32.92 crore on its opening day.

The film has done remarkably well in the overseas market as well. The movie’s Thursday preview collections overseas amounted to 7.8 crore, a record in itself. Chennai Express is expected to cross Ek Tha Tiger’s record of Rs 4 crore in the opening day collections worldwide.

Taran tweeted, “#ChennaiExpress creates History in USA-Canada. Collects $ 683,000 on Fri. 11 screens to report. May cross $ 700,000. Biggest Hindi opener”.

The film has registered a record in terms of its release also. Shahrukh Khan starrer released in over 3800 screens across India is the widest release in domestic market and in over 750 screens overseas.

Chennai Express has taken the highest number on an opening day for a Bollywood film as it now prepares to become the fastest 100 crore grosser at the box office.