Thursday, 8th August 11:50 PM IST
"Chennai Express" finally arrived and how! Film has taken a strong opening and as we kept reporting throughout last week, film broke paid preview record of "3 Idiots" with big margin.
Though we predicted 4 cr nett for Thursday (today) in paid previews but it seems that film will do much more than that. At the moment it seems that film will break 5.5 cr nett barrier easily and if performance in late night shows remain steady then sky is the limit.
Filmhas taken a tremendous opening Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore and UP. Though reviews and word of mouth look fairly positive but real verdict should be out by tomorrow.
Going by the past records of Rohit Shetty, reviews and word of mouth in certain elite section do not make much of a difference. So if aam junta laps it up then be ready for some real big stuff in coming days.
Overseas also saw already few records for certain territories in terms of preview as well as specific theatre collections. Anything in excess of 3 cr expected from there. Tomorrow looks a strong day in offering for the film at box office and only time will answer how big!
We will be back with reports tomorrow all day with EXCLUSIVE updates!