Shahrukh Khan seems to have mesmerised Bangalore audience once again. The actor's much-hyped Chennai Express has been overwhelming welcomed by the local audience as it has reportedly made mind-blowing collections at Box Office.
Like every other major cities in India, Chennai Express
has done remarkable business at Box Office. It has proved again
that it is a paradise for Hindi movies and especially the Khans'
movies in Bangalore.
Traders in Bangalore predict that Chennai Express could
have collected approximately Rs 30 lakhs (gross) in paid reviews in
Bangalore alone. The movie has collected Rs 6.75 crore (nett) on
Thursday (August 8) in India, which is said to be the highest ever
collection for a Hindi movie in the country.
Chennai Express had around ninety screenings on
Thursday evening in Bangalore. The response for the evening shows
were fantastic and the multiplexes ran for a packed houses. In
fact, the film has went on to break the records set by another
Hindi movie 3 Idiots, which starred Aamir Khan and Kareena
Traders say that Chennai Express has also pulled the audience to theatres on Friday (August 9). The film has made good collections in Bangalore on the release day too. Continue reading the report on the slideshow...
Increase In Screenings
Multiplexes had increased the number of screenings on Thursday
and Friday. It helped Chennai Express to break Box Office
records and set a new benchmark for the preview show.
To meet the huge demand, multiplexes were forced to dedicate a
huge number of screens for Chennai Express. And ticket
prices, as always, were high on Thursday and Friday.
Some of the multiplexes had 12 screenings on Friday for
Chennai Express. Though they wanted to increase, it was
not possible because there were a few South big movies, which took
away lot of screens.
Chennai Express To Beat JTHJ
Chennai Express is likely to beat the records of
Jab Tak Hain Jaan records in this part of the world. The
Yash Chopra directorial movie had set a new record at Karnataka Box
Office (Mysore Region).
Aum Movies Distribution
Aum Movies has bought the distribution rights of Chennai
Express for Karnataka region. It has acquired the theatrical
rights for Rs 4.50 crore.
Chennai Express Clashes
Chennai Express faced a lot of competition from a few
South releases. Firstly, Illayathalapathy Vijay's
Thalaivaa, which released in above 25 screens in
Bangalore, clashed with the Hindi movie.
The next is Kannada movie Tony, which was released in
125+ screens in Bangalore. It has to be noted that this movie has
got a good opening and critics have given thumbs up to Srinagar
Kitty-Aindrita Ray starrer movie. The good word-of-mouth is
expected to give a tough time to Chennai Express in
Chennai Express is directed by Mangalore-based Rohit
Shetty. The film stars Shahrukh Khan and Deepika Padukone in the
leads. Sathyaraj, Nikitin Dheer, Manorama, Kamini Kaushal and
others are in the cast.