Chennai Express has collected Rs 25.21 crore in its second weekend at the box office. The film dropped on Friday due to the release of Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai Dobaara, picked up on Saturday and crossed the 180 crore mark on Sunday.
The release of OUATIMD made little or no difference to the overall collections of Chennai Express, as the film continued its historic run at the box office. In South India, CE is by far the biggest grosser in the history of Indian Cinema.
In the overseas markets, after collecting $12 million in its first week, Chennai Express added approximately $3.3 million in its second weekend to take the overseas total to a mind-boggling $15.3 million (Rs 91.8 crore). The film is faring exceeding well in the U.S – the 10 day total now stands at $3.96 million (Rs 24 crore), only behind My Name Is Khan ($4 million) and 3 Idiots ($6.5 million).
Chennai Express also became only the fourth film after 3 Idiots (385 crore), Ek Tha Tiger (330 crore) and Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (310 crore) to cross the 300 crore mark worldwide (gross).
The Shahrukh Khan – Deepika Padukone starrer now needs to collect Rs 20 crore at the domestic box office to cross the lifetime collections of 3 Idiots (202 crore).
- 1st Week – 156.71 crore
- 2nd Friday – 6.48 crore
- 2nd Saturday – 8.51 crore (31% growth)
- 2nd Sunday – 10.22 crore (20% growth)
- 10 Day Total Collections – 181.92 crore