Mumbai, Aug 21 (): Continuing a steady run and after breaking records in the domestic and overseas market, Shahrukh Khan starrer Chennai Express has not only become the fastest Rs.100 crore grosser, but has also become the biggest grosser of 2013.
The Rohit Shetty directorial has become the biggest grosser of 2013 beating the collections of Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani. It is also the third biggest grosser of all times in India after 3 Idiots and Ek Tha Tiger.
Movie enthusiast, Hindi movie critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh announced this great news in his twitter account. He tweeted, “#ChennaiExpress crosses #YJHD… Becomes the BIGGEST grosser of 2013 thus far… THIRD BIGGEST grosser of all times in India”.
He further tweeted the break-up of the movie as, “#ChennaiExpress [Week 2]: Fri 6.50 cr, Sat 8.51 cr, Sun 10.22 cr, Mon 3.80 cr, Tue 7.06 cr. Grand total: Rs 192.85 cr nett. FANTABULOUS!”
The film has raked in Rs.192.85 crore till now while Ranbir, Deepika starrer Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani had earned Rs.188.57 crore in India.
Yesterday, August 20 was Raksha Bandhan day and a holiday. The film capitalized the holiday in a big way and film grew from 65% in noon to 70% in night. Also, the makers of the film have created an innovative promotional strategy to draw audiences on Raksha Bandhan. The producers have offered a special offer of “buy two and get one ticket free” to SRK fans.
Chennai Express witnessed amazing crowds in Mumbai, Gujarat, CI, CP and Delhi. Looking at the speed of Chennai Express collection, the movie is expected to reach the magical figure of Rs.200 crore soon.
Meanwhile, here is the list of top 10 films with lifetime collections based on figures provided by Adarsh:
|Position||Films||Release Date||Earnings in Rs Crore|
|1||3 Idiots||25 December, 2009||202.47|
|2||Ek Tha Tiger||15 August, 2012||198.78|
|3||Chennai Express||9 August 2013||192.85|
|4||Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani||31 May, 2013||188.57|
|5||Dabangg 2||21 December, 2012||155.00|
|6||Bodyguard||31 August, 2011||148.86|
|7||Dabangg||10 September, 2010||138.88|
|8||Rowdy Rathore||1 June, 2012||133.25|
|9||Jab Tak Hai Jaan||12 November, 2012||120.85|
|10||Ready||3 June, 2011||119.78|