Mumbai, Aug 22 (): Chennai Express has been smashing box office records since its release on August 9. The Shahrukh Khan starrer is all set to enter the 200 crore club soon.
On Tuesday, the Rohit Shetty directorial has become the biggest grosser of 2013 beating the collections of Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (Rs 188.57 crore). It is also the third biggest grosser of all times in India after 3 Idiots and Ek Tha Tiger.
Trade analyst and film critic Taran Adarsh tweeted, “#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!”
He tweeted, “#ChennaiExpress crosses #YJHD… Becomes the BIGGEST grosser of 2013 thus far… THIRD BIGGEST grosser of all times in India”.
After breaking several records of Indian cinema, it appears Chennai Express by the end of 2nd week (Thursday), will be the second highest grosser ever at domestic box office surpassing “Ek Tha Tiger” (Rs 198.78 crore).
After knowing the collections of Wednesday, Taran tweeted, “#ChennaiExpress [Week 2]: Wed 4.51 cr. Grand total: Rs 197.36 cr nett. Note: India biz only… This Express is simply unstoppable!”
Meanwhile, Aamir Khan’s 3 Idiots continues to top the list at Rs 202.47 crore. The release of Ekta Kapoor’s Once Upon Ay Time in Mumbai Dobaara starring Akshay Kumar, Sonakshi Sinha and Imran Khan too has not affected the grand going of SRK’s Chennai Express. The movie has to collect only Rs 4.91 crore still to beat 3 Idiots record.
Trend suggests, it is only a matter of time that Chennai Express will take over 3 Idiots’ record.
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||197.36|
|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|