Rohit Shetty's Chennai Express, which was released in 700+ screens in foreign countries, has taken the overseas Box Office by the storm. The Shahrukh Khan and Deepika Padukone starrer has surpassed Rs 50 crore mark in the international market in the first weekend. Smashing all previous records, the romantic comedy entertainer has set a new benchmark in all the foreign markets.
Having collected $260,000 in preview shows on Thursday night, Chennai Express released in 196 screens in America, where it got a flying start on its opening day. The movie, which showed considerable growth on Saturday and Sunday, has collected Rs 15.15 crores ($24,75,000) at the USA Box Office in the first weekend. Its business is almost double when compared to that of Salman's Ek Tha Tiger, which had collected Rs 8.25 crores ($14,84,404) from 120 screens in the country.
The Shahrukh Khan and Deepika Padukone starrer, which raked in $550,000 in the preview shows in UAE, opened to an earth-shattering response in the country over the weekend. Chennai Express has collected Rs 12.88 crores (AED 77,30,000) at the UAE Box Office in its opening weekend. It has beaten the record of Ek Tha Tiger, which had minted Rs 6.79 crores ($1.22 million) in five days-weekend.
Chennai Express set a new record in UK by collecting £142,220 in Thursday night previews. Its business almost doubled up on its opening day and went on growing on Saturday and Sunday. The film has collected Rs 8.78 crores (£9,34,118) from 126 screens at the UK Box Office in the first weekend. It has shattered the opening weekend record of Ek Tha Tiger, which had raked in Rs 4.75 crores (£5,43,073) from 68 screens in the country.
The Rohit Shetty-directed flick has also done record-breaking collection in other key international markets. Chennai Express has collected Rs 2.20 crores ($3,60,000) at the Singapore Box Office, Rs 1.84 crores ($3,00,000) at the Pakistan Box Office, Rs 2.14 crores (A$3,85,262) at the Australia Box Office, Rs 60.05 lakhs (NZ$1,23,478) at the New Zealand Box Office and Rs 16.52 lakhs (FJD 51,702) at the Fiji Box Office in the first weekend. See photos of Shahrukh Khan Celebrating Eid at Mannat
However, Chennai Express has collected Rs 50.47 crores nett ($8.25 million) at the overseas Box Office in the first weekend. Its international business is more than double of the collection of Ek Tha Tiger, which had raked in Rs 22.84 crores nett at the foreign Box Office in its five-day-extended opening weekend.