MUMBAI (Web Desk) – The film broke the previous record set last year by Salman Khan s Ek Tha Tiger.
“Let s begin the day with a smashing news. Chennai Express smashes all previous records, collects Rs 33.12 cr on Friday. Creates history,” confirmed Bollywood trade analyst Taran Adarsh.
The Rohit Shetty-directed action romance has also set new first day figures for a Bollywood film in the UK.
“Chennai Express is on a record-smashing spree in UK as well. Collects £ 258,598 on Friday. Highest opening day for a Hindi movie,” posted Adarsh.
The project additionally broke previous records for Thursday night paid previews, previously held by Aamir Khan s 3 Idiots.
In the UK, the film has opened with a higher number of prints than most Bollywood films, releasing at a number of cinemas that do not typically screen Indian cinema.
Khan s film is expected to surpass 100 crores within 5 days of its release.