Earth-shattering start for Shahrukh Khan's CHENNAI EXPRESS, globally!

glamsham.com editorial
10 August 2013

By Abid, Glamsham Editorial

The paying audience has once again demonstrated that it has a mind of its own (even for the paid previews!), and has asserted for the nth time that they are not swayed much by the views of a few pseudo-intellectual critics on whether to watch or not to watch a commercial potboiler. Obviously we are referring to Rohit Shetty's Shahrukh Khan and Deepika Padukone starrer, CHENNAI EXPRESS.

Coming to the number crunching, CHENNAI EXPRESS has opened to a mammoth response, not only in India but also in the overseas, starting on a record breaking note.

The first record that has been broken is for the paid previews, where CHENNAI EXPRESS has bettered Aamir Khan's 3 IDIOTS total of 2.75 crore by about 3.75 crores, netting 6.50 crore on Thursday. And very much as per our prediction, CHENNAI EXPRESS has seen a humongous first day in the range of 25 -30 crore (as per initial estimates), and is all set to shatter the 3-day (62-63 crore) weekend record of Ranbir Kapoor's YEH JAWAANI HAI DEEWANI by at least 10-15 crore.

While that was about India, King Khan has re-iterated that he is still unchallenged in the overseas territory by grossing an unbelievable and#163;143,000 in the UK from the Thursday paid previews itself, and one can only fathom what figures Friday, Saturday and Sunday will throw up!

In the Gulf, where the film had a full first day on Thursday, CE has grossed well in excess of AED 500,000. For those who want to know about South-East Asia, and in particular Singapore, CE has already grossed $115,000 (approx.).

Well, as they say in trade parlance, a good start is half the battle won, and so CE is all set to zip past the magical 100 crore mark by Independence Day, if not earlier.

More on bollywood at glamsham.com

What to read next

Live Large at Marbury in Chantilly

Dreams do come true in this single-family community with a resort-style clubhouse and amenities! Luxury NV homes priced from the low $620s.

VA Mortgage Rates In 2016

VA Rates as Low as 3.25% (3.405% APR) 30 Year Fixed. Exclusive For Veteran & Military Takes 1 Min!

Helping You Move Forward to Reach Your Destination

Shift your career. Fuel what drives you. Explore new adventures at every turn.

Safe ride. Sound savings.

Get to Nissan’s Safety Today Event for great offers on a new Nissan. Shop Now.

Am I a good father?

Finding the right balance between the ones you love and the work you're passionate about isn't easy. See how to enjoy the best of both worlds.

Hilton HHonors™ Card

Apply Today! Earn 50,000 Hilton HHonors™ Bonus Points. Terms Apply.