Monday, August 12, 2013

Review on Chennai Express

Rohit Shetty's directorial film, "Chennai Express" has created its first box office record after beating Aamir Khan's "3 Idiots" in paid previews.
Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone starrer earned a whopping ₹6.75 crore in paid previews on Thursday from Indian markets. The most-anticipated film of the year, which was released on Friday, has smashed the records of Aamir Khan starrer "3 Idiots" by a big margin.
 The 2009 film, "3 Idiots" directed by Rajkumar Hirani minted ₹2.7 crore in its paid previews, while "Chennai Express" managed to fetch ₹6.75 crore.
"ChennaiExpress packs a solid punch in paid previews, collects 6.75 cr nett [India]. Highest ever. Crosses #3Idiots previews: 2.7 cr," trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted.
At international market too, the film has taken box office by storm. The action comedy film has received a mind-blowing start in overseas market.
"Chennai Express" has raked in a whopping ₹1.34 crore from Thursday's preview from the UK market, ₹21.29 lakh from Australia, ₹3.92 lakh from New Zealand, ₹45.97 lakh from Singapore and approximately ₹90.87 lakh from UAE-GCC market.
"ChennaiExpress sets a new record in UK. Thu night previews: £ 142,220. Biggest ever. Crosses #MNIK, #KANK, #3Idiots, #EkThaTiger. Australia A$ 38,315 ... New Zealand NZ$ 8,058 ... Superb!" Adarsh said.
"ChennaiExpress takes Singapore by storm. Collects $ 95,359 on Thursday. 2 screens yet to report. Highest opening day for a Hindi film. In UAE-GCC it collects $ 450,000 on Thu. 25 screens yet to report. Estimated to cross $ 550,000. Highest ever!" he added.
The combined total revenue from paid previews (domestic + overseas) stands at ₹9.71 crore, which most of the films released this year have not even raked in that much amount on the opening day.

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