“Badsha of Bollywood”-Shah Rukh Khan’s “Chennai Express” Making and Breaking Records


Bollywood-Star-“Badsha of Bollywood”- Sharukh Khan / SRK and  Bollywood Actress Deepika Padukone Starring,  latest Hindi Movie-“Chennai Express” 
was released on 9th August 2013, Friday, in India in more than 3500 Screens and in overseas in more than 700 Screens in more than 50 countries. 
Also the movie has been dubbed in 9 Foreign Languages,– English, French, Spanish, Arabic, German, Hebrew, Dutch, Turkish and Malay.
“Chennai Express”, produced at a budget of about Rs 70 Crores has become the fastest ever Bollywood Movie to enter the Rs 100 Crores Collection Club of Movies in the Indian Box Office and in US and UK also, the movie has set a new record of Collectons  and the movie is expected to cross Rs 200 Crores Collections Mark, internationally.
The following are the highlights of the Records  of the Successful Movie-“Chennai Express Highlights:

  • Highest collection in paid previews ever,        
  •  Biggest opening day ever, 
  •  Highest second day ever beating “Ra.One”, 
  •  Highest third day ever beating “Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani”, 
  •  Biggest weekend collection ever, 
  •  Fastest to 100 crore, reaching the mark in just three and a half days

Reacting to the overwhelming success of his movie, Shah Rukh Khan has expressed that, as an actor, he is more interested in the appreciation of the audience than the collections of 100 or 200 Crores, and the producer/s, “Red Chillies Entertainment”, “UTV”,  and others, who have invested in the movie would take care of the collections figures.
The Movie “Chennai Express” was produced by Gauri Khan / Mrs. Shah Rukh Khan’s- “Red Chillies Entertainment”, 
Ronnie Screwvala and Siddharth Roy Kapur of the “UTV-Motion Pictures”, 
and Directed by Rohit Shetty.
Shah Rukh Khan is very much moved by this kind of response from the people, in India and internationally, in this time and age is very much heartening and pleasantly surprising and very much over-whelming.  
However, he agreed that the collection figures would determine the number of people watching his movie and asked his fans and the public to see the movie, without the idea of collections figures in mind.

It is notable that the critics of “Chennai Express”  had described the movie as “Too Massy” and “No Brainers”. 
However, as a result of the extensive promotion of the movie, by its “Trailer” and other Advertisements, the movie, ”Chennai Express” received a very good response from people in India and also in every corner of the world.

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