Shah Rukh Khan's Chennai Express has been smashing box office records since its release on August 9. The movie had collected a whopping Rs 67.92 cr in just two days of its release and then crossed the Rs 100 crore mark in the opening weekend itself.
But Chennai Express seems to be unstoppable now and the movie has till now collected Rs 197 crore and is all set to enter Rs 200 crore club soon.
Tweeting the figures, noted critic Taran Adarsh also wrote, that Chennai Express has surpassed Ranbir Kapoor's Yeh Jawaani Hai Dewaani and has thus become the biggest grosser of 2013 and the third biggest grosser of all times in India.
#ChennaiExpress [Week 2]: Wed 4.51 cr. Grand total: Rs 197.36 cr nett. Note: India biz only... This Express is simply unstoppable!— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) August 22, 2013
Meanwhile, Aamir Khan's 3 Idiots continues to top the list at Rs 202 crore.
Even after the release of Ekta Kapoor's Once Upon Ay Time in Mumbai Dobaara starring Akshay Kumar, Sonakshi Sinha and Imran Khan, SRK's Chennai Express has been going strong.
Therefore, as the trend suggests, it is only a matter of time that Chennai Express will take over 3 Idiots' record soon.
Talking about the magnanimous success of the film Shah Rukh Khan said: "I am not saying I know the business 100 per cent but I do know something. Half my life I've kept doing movies and then I think - I want to make movies for the South Indian market but that market can change, taste can change. I want to make movies for critics but critics and their appreciation can change for a certain kind of cinema. And then I make movies because my heart says so.”
Salman Khan, who rules the Rs 100 crore club, continues to have two films in Top 5, namely Ek Tha Tiger and Dabangg 2. (With Bollywood Hungama inputs)