Chennai Express takes unprecedented start at box office

Aug 09 2013, 12:49 IST
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<i>Chennai Express</i> is expected to gross fabulous numbers over the weekend. Chennai Express is expected to gross fabulous numbers over the weekend.
SummaryIn UK, Chennai Express collected £ 142,220 (rs 13,421,095) in Thursday night previews.

The first biggie of the season, Chennai Express, fetched an unprecedented, mind-blowing start in India and key international markets, where it opened on Thursday evening.

In India, Chennai Express collected Rs 6.75 cr in paid previews, overtaking the record held by 3 Idiots, which had collected Rs 2.7 crore.

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In UK, Chennai Express collected £ 142,220 (rs 13,421,095) in Thursday night previews, setting a new record. It has crossed the preview figures of My Name Is Khan, Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna, 3 Idiots and Ek Tha Tiger.

In Australia and New Zealand too, Chennai Express is off to a fabulous start. The figures are: Australia A$ 38,315 ... New Zealand NZ$ 8,058.

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The trends in USA-Canada are also similar, although the figures are yet to pour in.

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Chennai Express is expected to gross fabulous numbers over the weekend.

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