Chennai Express Totals Multiplex: v Single Screens

The collections of Chennai Express from multiplexes and single screens compared with Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani the other big grosser of 2013 is as follows.

Chennai Express -128 crore
Yeh Hai Jawaani Hai Deewani – 120 crore

Single Screens
Chennai Express -80 crore
Yeh Hai Jawaani Hai Deewani – 58 crore

Chennai Express -208 crore
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Chennai Express Domestic Territories Finishing Positions

Below are the finishing positions of Chennai Express in all Indian territories as per nett collections. It can be seen that is missed out on first place in the three big circuits of Mumbai, Delhi/UP and East Punjab while was number one in all other circuits. The best performance came in Nizam/Andhra and worst was East Punjab.

Mumbai – 2nd
Behind 3 Idiots

Delhi/UP – 3rd
Behind Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani and Ek Tha Tiger

East Punjab – 5th
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Salman Khan in trouble again?

Zee Media Bureau/ Aparna Mudi

Mumbai: Trouble seems to be always brewing for Salman Khan. The ‘Dabangg’ star is now stuck in another controversy where a mother and daughter have accused him of having them attacked.
Jasmeet Sethi and Amrita Sethi were spotted outside Salman’s house making a huge commotion. The duo had a lot of accusations against the star and his manager, including intimidation. They also claim that Khan had them attacked in their home and car.

They created a lot of ruckus outside the celebrity’s Bandra home claiming that they had narrow escape from the stars goons, and that the Mumbai police failed to help them when they tried to lodge a complaint. They even alleged that the police instead verbally abused them and refused to co-operate when they went to the police station.

Salman khan is already facing charges in the ill-famed hit and run case and this incident will only add to his woes. This is not the first time that Salman was accused of using his bodyguards for threats and assault. It seems that Salman Khan is almost always surrounded in controversies, and his stormy personal life is not as smooth as his film career.

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Top Weekends 2013: Satyagraha 4th And UTV Have Top Four

Satyagraha had the fourth biggest weekend of the year. Coincidently the top four films are UTV releases. Below are the highest collecting weekends of the year.

1. Chennal Express – 87,00,00,000
2. Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani -61,87,00,000
3. Race 2 – 48,17,00,000
4. Satyagraha – 34,50,00,000 approx
5. Bhaag Milkha Bhaag – 31,16,00,000
6. Once Upon A Time In Mumbai Dobaara – 27,30,00,000
7. Himmatwala – 27,20,00,000
8. Shootout At Wadala – 25,63,00,000
9. Special 26 – 23,59,00,000
10. Matru Ki Bijilee Ka Mandola – 21,39,00,000

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Business Economics of Chennai Express- indicine

Released in theatres on 9th August 2013, Rohit Shetty’s Chennai Express has broken almost all records that it set out. The film is one of Shahrukh Khan’s biggest hits after ‘Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge’ and ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’.

Chennai Express has also exceeded expectations in the overseas markets, where it is the third highest grosser ever after 3 Idiots and My Name Is Khan.

Chennai Express

Coming to the business economics of Chennai Express, UTV and all of the films investors are laughing all the way to the bank. Continue reading

Chennai Express Hits 200 Crore In Three Weeks

Chennai Express hit the 200 crore nett mark at the end of its third week as it grossed around 16 crore nett in its third week. The three week total for the film is around 200.75 crore nett and will become the highest grossing film ever over the weekend.


Considering the huge business the film had done over the first week, a 16 crore return in week three is fantastic as it is amongst the top five highest third week collections which include films that did not start with huge collections like Barfi and Bhaag Milkha Bhaag.

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“If you dislike my film, Okay… if you like my film, Thank You!”

Let’s start with the obvious question… Did you  expect Chennai Express to be such a big hit?

Not at this speed and consistency. We heard the film, we liked it and we believed in it. Once we started making the film, various versions began to surface. Some said it would be a comedy and some said it would be an action film. So I told Rohit (Shetty) when we market the film, we’ll tell everyone that it’s a family film.

There is also a love story in the film but when the audience saw the shot of me in a white shirt in the trailer, doing an action scene, they assumed it was an action film. When we saw the first cut, we all loved it. And we could convey what the film was all about during the promotions.

Thanks to a few breaks, the business soared. Like, in the South and the holidays we got when the film released. If there hadn’t been another release at the same time, mashallah, business would have soared faster. Continue reading

On what basis did you allege Shah Rukh had conducted gender test, HC asks activist…

Justice R P Sondurbaldota was hearing a petition filed by activist Varsha Deshpande for early hearing of the complaint filed by her in a local court seeking action against Shah Rukh, Gauri and others under the Pre-conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (Prohibition of Sex Selection) Act.

“On what basis are you (Deshpande) saying that the sex of the child was determined before its birth? When was the statement made? Was it made before the birth of the child or after?” Justice Sondurbaldota inquired.

The court posted the matter for hearing on August 26 and directed Deshpande to submit documents on the basis of which she filed a complaint.

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