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]
Chennai Express continues its record-breaking run. The Bollywood film hit $24.6 million after its first full week at the Indian box office, leading all other films in release by a wide margin.
The film has been a success outside of India as well, including a dominating $3.1 million performance in North America after its first full week of release. Chennai Express is currently posting a worldwide cume of $32.4 million.
Chennai Express can expect to continue earning in the coming weeks. The only competition it faces this weekend will come from Once Upon Ay Time In Mumbai Dobaara!, which opened to a single-day gross of $1.5 million across 1,078 screens in India.
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