Chennai Express is now the second must successful Bollywood release in North America. The film added $377k from 143 locations in its third weekend to reach a $4.67 million cume. The total is still a considerable distance below the $6.5 million performance of 3 Idiots, the 2009 release continues to be the most successful Bollywood film in North America to date.
Once Upon a Time in Mumbai Dobaara! led the box office in its opening week, putting a stop to the reign of Chennai Express atop the Indian box office with a $7.8 million bow. Chennai Express settled for second place in its second full week in release with a $6.7 million performance that raised its total to $30.7 million.
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The runaway success of Chennai Express in North America continues. The Bollywood blockbuster reached a $4,299,850 cume at the end of its second week in release across 190 screens. The second weekend's take totalled $1,178,650.
Chennai Express is still enjoying a strong run in North America. The Bollywood blockbuster grossed $893,457 in its second weekend to reach the $4 million mark in North America.
Chennai Express has done particularly well outside of India. The film's overseas cume, excluding North America, currently stands at $9.2 million.
Critics feared that Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai Dobara would be overshadowed by Chennai Express's extreme success. However, this seems not to be the case, as the film opened up to a large enthusiastic audience, with occupancy ratings between 75%-90%. It managed to gross 11.25 crore domestically, and the screen count has been increased from 2,000 screens to 2,500 screens. [OneIndia Entertainment]