The film Chennai Express within 3 days of its release as earned a profit of Rs 100 Crores. Chennai Express is a Hindi film which has Shahrukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, Sathyaraj and Priyamani in the cast. This film which has been directed by Rohit Shetty was released last Thursday throughout the world.
The Tamil film Vijay starrer Thalaivaa and Telugu film Pawan Kalyan starrer Atharintiki Daredi was supposed to be released on the same day. Thalaivaa which has Vijay and Amala Paul in the lead roles could not be released due to some problems.
Similarly the Telugu film Atharintiki Daredi which had Pawan Kalyan in the lead role could not be released due to Telangana problems. Since these two important films were not released, Chennai Express grabbed their theatres.
Chennai Express on the first week of its release has yielded profits more than Rs 100 Crores. On the first day the box office collections was Rs 33.12 Crores. On the second day, it collected Rs 28.05 Crores and on the third day it collected Rs 32.50 Crores. The premiere show on Thursday collected Rs 6.75 Crores. This has smashed all the earlier records.